Bangladesh: Supporting Implementation of Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (Subproject 1)

Sovereign Project | 42478-022 Status: Closed

Summary

Following the unveiling of the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP) at the United Kingdom, Bangladesh Climate Change Conference held in London on 10 September 2008, the Government of Bangladesh requested that the ADB provide technical assistance (TA) to build capacity in relevant government agencies in order to implement this plan, which is aimed at strengthening the country's capacity to cope with the impacts of climate change. The Fact-Finding Mission to formulate the cluster-capacity development TA was fielded in October 2008. The mission met with the Government, development partners, civil society and beneficiaries, and reached preliminary agreements on the TA's objectives, scope, costs, implementation arrangements, and terms of reference.

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Project Name Supporting Implementation of Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (Subproject 1)
Project Number 42478-022
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7273-BAN: Supporting Implementation of the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (Subproject 1)
Japan Special Fund US$ 680,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

Following the unveiling of the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP) at the United Kingdom, Bangladesh Climate Change Conference held in London on 10 September 2008, the Government of Bangladesh requested that the ADB provide technical assistance (TA) to build capacity in relevant government agencies in order to implement this plan, which is aimed at strengthening the country's capacity to cope with the impacts of climate change. The Fact-Finding Mission to formulate the cluster-capacity development TA was fielded in October 2008. The mission met with the Government, development partners, civil society and beneficiaries, and reached preliminary agreements on the TA's objectives, scope, costs, implementation arrangements, and terms of reference.

The main objective of the TA, in general, is to enhance national capacity of GOB to better handle the entire gamut of activities on climate change that is considered to be the most striking issue towards climate resilient development and for a low carbon growth. In particular, it will directly help in augmenting the capacity of MoEF, relevant ministries and line agencies. The TA's outcome is enhanced capacity of the MoEF and other relevant ministries and line agencies for project preparation, implementation, and policy formulation in relation to BCCSAP.

More lucidly, there are several direct outputs of the project at the end of 2 year period, viz.

(i) the national advisory committee is in place to oversee TA implementation;

(ii) guideline with respect to country's project formulation has been prepared in agriculture, biodiversity, water, disaster management and energy sectors;

(iii) proposal prepared by line agencies in the area of climate change adaptation and mitigation;

(iv) proposals for public-private partners prepared on Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM);

(v) Improved knowledge management through information dissemination both at home and abroad in respect of BCCSAP implementation; and

(vi) capacity development action plan on climate change are in place for BCCSAP implementation.

During the 8-month of cluster-1 phase, 2 major achievements are expected encompassing the above 6 outcomes and they are:

(i) capacity development action plan on climate change and prioritization of climate change program for implementation of BCCSAP is in place; and

(ii) overall institutional strengthening and capacity building has been done for relevant ministry and line agencies

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government requested ADB after the international conference entitled UK-Bangladesh Climate Change Conference: Facing the Challenge? held in London on 10 September 2008, during which the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP) was unveiled. The need for this technical assistance was raised interfacing the multi-thematic BCCSAP which would essentially require significant strengthening of the MoEF in terms of coordination in the activities amongst different partners as well as facilitation with at least six other ministries and a host of implementing agencies having direct involvement in activities relating to climate change. This plea received positive response that concluded in the approval of an outright grant of US$ 2 million for a program of 2 years.
Impact Low carbon economic growth and climate-resilient development while ensuring food and energy security in Bangladesh

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Enhanced capacity of MoEF and other relevant ministries and line agencies in relation to the BCCSAP for project preparation, implementation, and policy formulation
Progress Toward Outcome A prilimnary capacity development action plan on climate change is drafted for implementation of BCCSAP and strengthening the capacity of the MoEF, relevant ministry and other line agencies
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. National steering and advisory committees to oversee TA implementation

2. Guidelines for country's prioritized project formulation in four sectors in line with the BCCSAP

3. Proposals prepared by line agencies for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects derived from BCCSAP

4. Proposals for public private partnerships prepared by the line agencies for a CDM

5. Improved knowledge management through information dissemination programs both in Bangladesh and abroad related to implementation of the BCCSAP

6. Capacity development strategy and plan for implementing the BCCSAP, resulting in actions related to capacity development

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. National steering and advisory committees is placed to oversee TA implementation;

2. Identified capacity of the Ministry of Environment and Forests and other relevant ministry and line agencies and drafted a capacity development action plan for implementing the BCCSAP;

3. Prioritized country specific climate change projects in prioritize sectors (e.g. agriculture, water resource, disaster management, energy, etc.) for preparation of DPP for immediate and short term implementation;

4. Drafted strategic energy plans and investment portfolios to ensure national energy security and lower greenhouse gas emissions;

5. Short-listed three small research proposals for conducting research/study in prioritized areas of climate adaptation and mitigation which will fill current knowledge gaps on country specific climate change issues;

Geographical Location Bangladesh

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design There was consultation with relevant ministries and line agencies, development partners, civil society, research organization and academic institutes during design of the TA
During Project Implementation Several stakeholder consultation meeting, expert consultation, seminar, workshop, dialogue, etc. were organized during TA implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

All national consultants (Team Leader/Institutional Development Specialist, Agricultural Specialist, NRM Specialist, Adaptation & Mitigation Specialist) was individually recruited;

All international consultants were recruited through firm. Three international consultants (Climate policy specialist, climate change specialist and mitigation specialist) were provided by Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies and one international consultant (environmental economist) was provided by Practical Action Consulting service UK.

Procurement All goods and service were procured by ADB

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Forest
Quazi Munirul Islam
[email protected]
Ministry of Environment & Forests, Bangladesh Secretariat

Timetable

Concept Clearance 14 Oct 2008
Fact Finding 14 Jan 2009 to 27 Jan 2009
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update 29 Jun 2011

TA 7273-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Apr 2009 28 Jan 2010 28 Jan 2010 31 Mar 2010 30 Sep 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
680,000.00 0.00 210,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 890,000.00 27 Apr 2009 312,148.99

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