The TA will assist the Government in preparing strategic options covering 2008-2020 for developing a revised framework for the management of contaminated soils. The TA will support strategy development through surveys, analyses, assessments, and recommendations covering institutional, financial, and technical aspects.
|Project Name||Preparing National Guidelines for Eco-Compensation in River Basins and a Framework for Soil Pollution Management|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA will assist the Government in preparing strategic options covering 2008-2020 for developing a revised framework for the management of contaminated soils. The TA will support strategy development through surveys, analyses, assessments, and recommendations covering institutional, financial, and technical aspects.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||The proposed TA will contribute to sustainable development with inclusive growth and improved environmental management.|
|Description of Outcome||The proposed TA will strengthen the PRC's policy and regulatory framework, and its institutional capacity to implement PES in river basins and manage contaminated soils.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Significant progress has been made towards the outcome as draft national guidelines for eco-compensation in river basins has been prepared in consultation with a range of stakeholders and key components of an effective framework for contaminated site management was presented and discussed at the final workshop based on the work done by the TA team. The draft national guidelines on eco-compensation is currently undergoing the internal MEP approval process prior to formally being issued by MEP.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Reports and recommendations for the guidelines for the introduction of PES.
The specific outputs envisaged under the Component I include:
i. an overview of methodologies for PES,
ii. supporting case studies, demonstrating the application of developed PES methodologies,
iii. national guidelines for PES in watersheds including, and
iv. recommendations for necessary adjustments in financial and tax systems as well as regulatory frameworks.
Reports and recommendations for the national framework for soil pollution management
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Component 1: River Basin Eco-compensation:
Output: An updated overview of methodologies for PES including (i) a report on river basin related PES experiences in the PRC and other countries, and (ii) practical recommendations for methodologies to adopt PES systems in the PRC has been prepared. This report was presented at the TA final workshop in December 2012, and is currently being revised based on comments from ADB and stakeholders present at the workshop.
Output: supporting case studies, demonstrating the application of developed PES methodologies in two river basins, to assess the actual impacts, identifying existing technical difficulties, and recommending measures for further replication.
Progress: Significant work was done on two case studies including the pilot study Dongjiang River Basin and Jiulong River Basin. The case studies were presented in the final report and provided recommendations for effective eco-compensation mechanisms in both river basins.
Output: draft national guidelines for eco-compensation in river basins including (i) identification of the objectives and scope for ecological compensation in river basins, (ii) identification of rights and responsibilities among the stakeholders involved; (iii) recommendation of _best practices_ and standards for various types of ecological compensation; (iv) implementation arrangements and procedures; and (v) a management, monitoring, and evaluation system.
Progress: The draft national guidelines for river basin eco-compensation has been prepared and discussed with the relevant functional department of MEP (i.e. the department of nature conservation and ecology). The final workshop organised in December 2012 provided the opportunity for additional stakeholder input. At the final workshop, MEP acknowledged that much progress has already been made on the development of these guidelines and it will now have to undergo the formal approval process within MEP (which will include additional inter-departmental and inter-ministerial consultations). The guidelines will be eventually produced as a MEP official document (technical guidelines). The anticipated steps of that process would be led by MEP will include (i) additional formal consultation process within MEP departments, (ii) consultation with the relevant ministries and provincial governments , (iii) revision of the proposed guidelines, (iv) circulate to line MEP departments for concurrence and (v) approval and official issuance by the MEP. MEP is currently conducting their additional internal consultations prior to publishing the final report, and issuing the guidelines.
With regard to the framework for Contaminated Soil Management, the specific seven completed sub-outputs of the draft final report below were presented and discussed extensively at the TA final workshop.
i. Assessment of existing legal and regulatory frameworks.
ii. Prioritization system for contaminated sites.
iii. Site cleanup based on risk assessment methodology.
iv. Applicable cost-effective technologies for contaminated site management.
v. Financing Mechanisms for contaminated site management
vi. Development of technical guidelines for contaminated site investigation, risk assessment and remediation.
vii. Development of EMP guidelines for secondary pollution prevention during facility relocation
The TA final report is currently being revised based on comments/input at the final workshop. Several additional small scale consultation workshops are being conducted based on the gaps identified at the final workshop. The revised final report is expected by April 2013.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations and preparatory meetings were held with representatives of the Ministry of Finance, MEP, the Zhejiang provincial government, and the Institute of Soil Science in Nanjing (Chinese Academy of Sciences). The consultations have shown that there is a strong interest and ownership for the proposed TA.|
|During Project Implementation||
Throughout implementation, consultations and input were sought from various agencies and stakeholders, through small scale consultation workshops at national and provincial level. A wide range of stakeholders were invited for input at the TA final workshop in December 2013. For Component 1 (i.e. river basin eco-compensation), representatives from Tianjin Environmental Monitoring Center, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Science, Guangdong Provincial Academy of Environmental Science, China Agricultural University, Fujian Provincial Academy of Environmental Science and Jiangxi Provincial Academy of Environmental Sciences participated and provided input at the TA final workshop.
For Component 2, stakeholders were involved throughout project implementation. A broad range of stakeholders also participated in the TA final workshop. This included representation from the various government agencies, research institutes, academia and also the industry. Representatives of the following ministries/institutes/organisations were present at the TA final workshop:
International Department, Ministry of Environmental Protection
BCEG Environmental Remediation Co. Ltd.
Beijing Eco-island Science & Technology Co. Ltd.
Beijing West Investment Fund
Center for Environmental Education and Communications, Ministry of Environmental Protection
Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, Peking University
China Development Bank
Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
Chongqing Eco-restoration Engineering Limited Co
Chongqing Solid Waste Management Center
College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University
Department of Nature and Ecology Conservation, Ministry of Environmental Protection
Ecology Center, Department of Environmental Protection of Guangdong Province
Environment & Health Magazine
Environmental Remediation China
Environmental Science Research center, People's Liberation Army
ESD China Limited
Hande Research Institute (U.S. Superfund Research Associate)
Harbin Environ Remediation
Huanan Ecological Remediation Investment Limited, Guangdong Province
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Land Smart Solutions Ltd
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Department
Solid Waste Management Center, Department of Environmental Protection of Hebei Province
Solid Waste Management Center, Department of Environmental Protection of Neimenggu Province
Solid Wastes Management Center, Ministry of Environmental Protection
Wuhan Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection
Zhengzhou Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection
|Consulting Services||To be determined|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Lopez, Alvin|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD|
Ministry of Environmental Protection
Mr. Wang Xin
115 Xizhimen Nanxiaojie Beijing 100035, PRC
|Concept Clearance||16 Sep 2008|
|Fact Finding||09 Oct 2008 to 11 Oct 2008|
|Approval||08 Dec 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||16 Oct 2008|
|Last PDS Update||21 Mar 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Dec 2008||09 Feb 2010||09 Feb 2010||31 Jul 2010||30 Jun 2013||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|400,000.00||400,000.00||400,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,200,000.00||08 Dec 2008||693,806.04|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing National Guidelines for Eco-Compensation in River Basins and a Framework for Soil Pollution Management||TA Completion Reports||Sep 2013|
|Preparing National Guidelines for Eco-Compensation in River Basins and a Framework for Soil Pollution Management (Cofinanced by the Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility)||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2008|
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