China, People's Republic of: Strategic Analysis and Recommendations for Achieving the 2020 Low-Carbon Goal

Sovereign Project | 47053-001

Summary

The Department of Climate Change in National Development and Reform Commission (CC-NDRC) of the PRC is the apex government agency in the PRC to plan and manage climate change related activities. It recognizes the need to have a clear pathway to achieve the 2020 low-carbon goal to address climate change and promote sustainable development. The proposed TA will provide critical strategic analysis that is needed in achieving this goal. It will fill in the crucial gaps of analytical and strategic work of (i) comprehensively examining the progress so far towards the 2020 low-carbon goal, (ii) appropriateness of policies, actions and programs in achieving the goal; and (iii) provide a cost competitive but effective plan and implementation strategies to overcome barriers in achieving the goal. The study outputs may directly contribute to the government's policy making and carbon emission control programs during the 13th plan and beyond.

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Project Name Strategic Analysis and Recommendations for Achieving the 2020 Low-Carbon Goal
Project Number 47053-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8563-PRC: Strategic Analysis and Recommendations for Achieving the 2020 Low-Carbon Goal
Climate Change Fund US$ 150,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Conventional energy generation - Energy efficiency and conservation - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The Department of Climate Change in National Development and Reform Commission (CC-NDRC) of the PRC is the apex government agency in the PRC to plan and manage climate change related activities. It recognizes the need to have a clear pathway to achieve the 2020 low-carbon goal to address climate change and promote sustainable development. The proposed TA will provide critical strategic analysis that is needed in achieving this goal. It will fill in the crucial gaps of analytical and strategic work of (i) comprehensively examining the progress so far towards the 2020 low-carbon goal, (ii) appropriateness of policies, actions and programs in achieving the goal; and (iii) provide a cost competitive but effective plan and implementation strategies to overcome barriers in achieving the goal. The study outputs may directly contribute to the government's policy making and carbon emission control programs during the 13th plan and beyond. The significance of the PRC's 2020 low-carbon goal in the global climate change management cannot be emphasized enough. The TA may provide critical knowledge work that can be utilized in similar studies across other major emerging economies of the region.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA has a close link and direct relevance with the country partnership strategy (2011 -2015) priority of environmental sustainability of the PRC''s economic development. The proposed policy and advisory technical assistance to provide mechanisms/guidelines to reduce carbon emissions is essential for addressing national, regional and global climate change and environmental challenges.
Impact The PRC''s 2020 low-carbon goal firmed up and achieved on time
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome An appropriate carbon intensity reduction target adopted in the 13th plan
Progress Toward Outcome

The interim report is currently being revised to

finalize the recommendations for reaching the carbon intensity reduction target in time for the preparation of the 13th Five-Year plan.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Challenges and opportunities of achieving the 2020 low-carbon goal assessed

2. Report on carbon intensity target setting for the 13th plan and the subtargets across the country prepared

3. Economic comparison of emission control policy tools and recommendations on the most appropriate mix of policies prepared

4. Implementation guidelines and framework for the 13th plan low-carbon target

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Meetings and workshops have been held to finalize the recommendations for reaching the carbon intensity reduction target in time for the preparation of the 13th Five-Year plan.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Asian Development Bank (ADB) will select and engage consultants through a consulting firm in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) using the quality- and cost-based selection method. Because of the importance of the technical aspects of the consulting services, a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 is proposed. The consulting firm will be required to submit a simple technical proposal covering team composition, task assignments, work and, personnel schedules, and curriculum vitae of the proposed consultants.
Procurement not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Ashok Bhargava
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
National Development and Reform CommissionNo. 8 South Yuetan St.
Beijing 100824
China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 22 Oct 2013
Fact Finding 24 Sep 2013 to 27 Sep 2013
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2015

TA 8563-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2013 06 Jan 2014 06 Jan 2014 15 Aug 2015 30 Nov 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
950,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 13 Dec 2013 481,994.50

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