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China, People's Republic of: Developing Cost-Effective Policies and Investments to Achieve Climate and Air Quality Goals in the Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Region

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49388-001 Status: Active

The proposed technical assistance (TA) will use, expand, and tailor an existing model to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region to support the government in (i) assessing the interaction of climate and clean air policies; (ii) capturing co-benefits and identifying synergies between policies across sectors; (iii) taking measures that are cost-effective and well-coordinated within the BTH region; (iv) identifying policy and management approaches that strengthen incentives for plant-level compliance with energy transformation and environmental objectives; (v) projecting the impact of incentives created by market-based instruments to be established, such as the national emissions trading system; and (vi) studying the health impacts of policies.

Project Details

Project Officer
Xuedu Lu East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Developing Cost-Effective Policies and Investments to Achieve Climate and Air Quality Goals in the Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Region
Project Number 49388-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9034-PRC: Developing Cost-Effective Policies and Investments to Achieve Climate and Air Quality Goals in the Beijing Tianjin Hebei Region
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
TA 9034-PRC: Developing Cost-Effective Policies and Investments to Achieve Climate and Air Quality Goals in the Beijing Tianjin Hebei Region (Supplementary)
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 75,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Conventional energy generation - Energy efficiency and conservation

Industry and trade / Large and medium industries

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed technical assistance (TA) will use, expand, and tailor an existing model to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region to support the government in (i) assessing the interaction of climate and clean air policies; (ii) capturing co-benefits and identifying synergies between policies across sectors; (iii) taking measures that are cost-effective and well-coordinated within the BTH region; (iv) identifying policy and management approaches that strengthen incentives for plant-level compliance with energy transformation and environmental objectives; (v) projecting the impact of incentives created by market-based instruments to be established, such as the national emissions trading system; and (vi) studying the health impacts of policies.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The study is timely, as the action plan is well advanced and will approach completion of its initial phase in 2017, while the preparation of its second phase (2018- 2022) is expected to commence in 2016. The TA will help the government to formulate cost-effective policies and high-impact interventions for the subsequent phase of the action plan.

Cost-effective policies and investments to achieve climate and air quality goals in the BTH region are of high importance for the government. During the country programming meeting in August 2015 in Beijing, the government and ADB agreed to provide long-term and scaled-up support to address air quality issues in the BTH region. Immediate support includes three TA projects and one sovereign loan on air pollution, balanced economic and social development, and low-carbon transport.

Impact Carbon intensity reduction and air quality improvement in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region accelerated.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome More cost-effective policies and investments to improve air quality and reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the BTH region made
Progress Toward Outcome There was a slight delay on the government concurrence on the TA as there were unsettled issues, but nonetheless, the TA became effective on 14 March 2016. The consultants were recruited based on single source selection. Contract signing took a little longer as some minor revisions were inserted in the general conditions of the contract which required approval from OGC. Tsinghua University commenced services on 7 September 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Constraints for effective policy implementation analyzed and synthesized

Adequacy of the model framework assessed and improved

Interplays of climate and air quality co-benefits in the Beijing Tianjin Hebei region and their sequencing assessed

Set of policy recommendations and investment choices for the Beijing- Tianjin- Hebei region prepared

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The final report and knowledge product are being finalized. The TA has been extended to 31 March 2020.
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Beijing, Hebei, Tianjin
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Inception, interim, and final review missions will be fielded.
During Project Implementation Discussions will be held during the missions to review the consultants' performance, overall TA implementation, and status of deliverables based on the design and monitoring framework of the TA. The missions will also discuss interim results with companies, government institutions and other key stakeholders. The performance of the TA, including its outputs and outcomes, will be evaluated during the final review mission based on the design and monitoring framework. Good practices and lessons learned will be disseminated through workshops and publication of a knowledge product.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consultants will be engaged by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through a university following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) using the single-source selection method. It is estimated that the technical assistance (TA) will require a team of consultants consisting of three international consultants (15 person-months) and six national consultants (36 person-months) for TA implementation. The international consultants include a clean energy clean air nexus expert, an econometrician with experience in quantitative economic research and modeling, and an energy and environmental policy expert. The national consultants comprise (i) a clean energy clean air nexus expert, (ii) a project coordinator, (iii) an environmental policy and management expert, (iv) an expert in air quality modeling and health impact, (v) a low-carbon energy and climate policy expert, and (vi) an econometrician. In addition, the TA will require one eminent international consultant (4 person-months), to be recruited individually, who has an understanding of quantitative energy economic research to assess the model framework and review TA results from time to time.
Responsible ADB Officer Xuedu Lu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division EASI
Executing Agencies
Department of Energy Conservation and Resources Utilization Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
Mr. Yang Tiesheng, Deputy Director
[email protected]
People's Republic of China 13 West Chang An Ave Beijing, 100804, China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 Dec 2015
Fact Finding 30 Nov 2015 to 01 Dec 2015
MRM -
Approval 14 Dec 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2019

TA 9034-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2015 14 Mar 2016 14 Mar 2016 11 Mar 2018 31 Mar 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 825,000.00 14 Dec 2015 383,669.71

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jul 2017 18 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 9034 06 Sep 2016 Tsinghua University (China, People's Republic of) BEIJING, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA Department of Energy Conservation and Resources Utilization 560,487.00

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