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Regional: Scaling Up Private Sector Participation and Use of Market-Based Approaches for Environmental Management

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49354-001 Status: Closed

The TA is consistent with the priorities under Strategy 2020, the MTR priorities and the Environment Operational Directions, 2013-2020, specifically with the objectives relating to strengthening environmental governance, institutions and management capacity. It will also support sustainable development goals supporting environmental management under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development approved by the UNGA in September 2015.

Project Details

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Endo, Isao Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
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  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Scaling Up Private Sector Participation and Use of Market-Based Approaches for Environmental Management
Project Number 49354-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9093-REG: Scaling Up Private Sector Participation and Use of Market-Based Approaches for Environmental Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Forestry

Public sector management / Public administration

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA is consistent with the priorities under Strategy 2020, the MTR priorities and the Environment Operational Directions, 2013-2020, specifically with the objectives relating to strengthening environmental governance, institutions and management capacity. It will also support sustainable development goals supporting environmental management under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development approved by the UNGA in September 2015.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA will build on RDTA 41273-1: Preparation of the 2010 Asia Environment Outlook, which reviewed the country policy frameworks in the region in the context of the preparation of the Green Growth Resources and Resilience Report.

First the TA will undertake a global and regional review/stocktaking of the development and application in both advanced and developing countries of (i) market-based instruments for environmental management such as green taxes, pollution charges, targeted subsidies, tradable permits, liability rules, bonds, and deposit refunds schemes among others; and (ii) other flexible policy instruments, quasi standards and voluntary arrangements for environmental management such as environmental management standards, codes of conduct, sustainability reporting, public disclosure of corporations' environmental performance, the ISO 14000 series, and others. Policy dialogue and preparation of roadmaps for the development of MBIs and other flexible policy instruments will also be supported in a 2-3 participating DMCs. The aim is to analyze experience, document and share lessons and good practices and understand the applicability and potential expansion of different policy instruments in the Asia-Pacific region.

Second, the TA will prepare and organize the first Green Business Forum, a flagship event and the first specifically on green business in ADB, which will be held in 2017 at the ADB headquarters. In anticipation of the Forum the TA will also conduct a review of green business sectors operating globally and in particular those in the region. The findings will be organized into a Green Business Stocktaking Report based on 6-8 background papers which will be developed on how best to promote green business investments in the Asia- Pacific region.

Impact Improved environmental performance in Asia and the Pacific region (defined by the project)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Public and private stakeholders' knowledge on the applicability of MBAEMs and opportunities for green business increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Knowledge products developed and disseminated

2. Pilot country road maps toward greater use of market-based approaches for 2 or 3 DMCs developed

3. Flagship event on green business held

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

Output 1: Knowledge products

(1.1a) Stocktaking/review on the global and regional experience and applicability of market-based approaches for environmental management in Asian countries completed. Draft analytical findings and recommendations were disseminated and discussed with DMC officials, development partners, and technical experts at 2 international knowledge sharing events in Sweden and Viet Nam and reviewed at the Regional Workshop for Market-Based Approaches for Environment Management last 10 and 11 July 2018 at ADB HQ. The final report is scheduled for publication by end of 2019.

(1.1b) Inventory of market-based instruments for environmental management in Asia completed and to be shared with OECD.

(1.2a) A Sustainable Development Working Paper, The Business of Greening: Policy Measures for Green Business Development in Asia, was published in January 2019. Three explainers (Making Green Business Work; Green Finance, Explained; and How Can Policy Makers Promote Green Business?) and a blog (Promoting green business: 3 priorities for action) were published. Findings were disseminated and discussed with DMC officials, development partners, and technical experts at 2 international conferences in Thailand and Viet Nam. A full review on the status and trends of green businesses in Asia is completed and scheduled for publication by end of 2019.

(1.2b) Multimedia proceedings of the 2016 Green Business Forum, including a detailed summary report as well as presentations and videos, have been published online.

Output 2: Pilot country road maps toward greater use of market-based approaches for 2 or 3 DMCs:

(i) Position papers with recommendations for scaling up innovative economic instruments for ecosystem services protection and rural wastewater management in the PRC's 14th Five Year Plan completed.

(ii) Study with recommendations for mainstreaming standards for sustainable cashmere production in Mongolia completed.

Output 3: Flagship event on green business:

(i) ADB successfully hosted the first Green Business Forum for Asia and the Pacific in November 2016 with participation of business executives and DMC officials, civil society and financial institutions representatives, national and international experts, and other stakeholders who shared knowledge and identified avenues for promoting green business solutions in the region. The Forum had 19 sessions, including 6 plenaries, and was attended by about 450 participants including 86 speakers, and 16 exhibitors from across the region and other member countries.

(ii) The Forum has provided further impetus to enhance ADB operations supporting sustainable agriculture and rural enterprises, investments in natural capital, and sustainable tourism, among others, and helped identify opportunities for green finance, knowledge management, technology development, business innovation and support to DMCs to create the necessary enabling policy environment for green business development. The Forum confirmed strong interest and demand from DMCs and private sector entities for support in the promotion of green business.

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Endo, Isao
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDSS
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Daniele Ponzi
[email protected]
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 Nov 2015
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 12 Apr 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Jul 2019

TA 9093-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Apr 2016 - 12 Apr 2016 31 Aug 2018 15 Jul 2019 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 12 Apr 2016 1,394,480.78

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 May 2019 21 May 2019
Research Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Mar 2019 03 Apr 2019
Coordination Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Mar 2019 04 Apr 2019
Environmental Economics Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Feb 2019 05 Mar 2019
TA Administration Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Feb 2019 05 Mar 2019
Scaling Up Private Sector Participation and Use of Market-Based Approaches for Environmental Management Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Jun 2018 07 Jun 2018
Scaling Up Private Sector Participation and Use of Market-Based Approaches for Environmental Management-Corporate Sustainability Planning with Green Supply Chain Management Individual - Consulting Closed 17 May 2018 23 May 2018
Workshop Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Apr 2018 25 Apr 2018
Lead Expert - Green Business Stocktaking Report Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Nov 2017 14 Nov 2017
Project Management and Knowledge Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Sep 2017 19 Sep 2017
Global expert in environmental economics for stocktaking study on MBAEMs (air sector) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jul 2017 26 Jul 2017
East Asia Expert in environmental economics for stocktaking study on MBAEMs Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jul 2017 01 Aug 2017
Southeast Asia Expert in environmental economics for stocktaking study on MBAEMs Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jul 2017 26 Jul 2017
South Asia Expert in environmental economics for stocktaking study on MBAEMs Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jul 2017 27 Jul 2017
Global expert in environmental economics for stocktaking study on MBAEMs (water sector) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jul 2017 26 Jul 2017
Lead Expert in environmental economics and overall coordinator of the review and stocktaking of MBAEMs Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jul 2017 26 Jul 2017

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