50158-001: Supporting Implementation of Environment-Related Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Supporting Implementation of Environment-Related Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50158-001 Status: Active

The TA will build on ADB's previous support for achieving MDG7 (environmental sustainability) in Asia and the Pacific, and will align with Strategy 2030 (under preparation) to support DMCs in implementing actions on the environment-related SDGs. The TA will also work with regional partners such as Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), both of which have mandates to support countries to implement the SDGs. The TA also complements the regional TA on Agenda 2030 and the SDG, as both will help ADB support SDG implementation and develop Strategy 2030, but focuses on implementing environment-related SDGs.

Project Details

Project Officer
Marsden, Emma F. SDEC Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Supporting Implementation of Environment-Related Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific
Project Number 50158-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9245-REG: Supporting Implementation of Environment-Related Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Forestry - Land-based natural resources management - Water-based natural resources management

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban sanitation - Urban solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will build on ADB's previous support for achieving MDG7 (environmental sustainability) in Asia and the Pacific, and will align with Strategy 2030 (under preparation) to support DMCs in implementing actions on the environment-related SDGs. The TA will also work with regional partners such as Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), both of which have mandates to support countries to implement the SDGs. The TA also complements the regional TA on Agenda 2030 and the SDG, as both will help ADB support SDG implementation and develop Strategy 2030, but focuses on implementing environment-related SDGs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Implementation of environment-related SDGs will be critical for continued development in the region. Environmental degradation and climate change threaten development gains, with the poor suffering most. At the third Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development in April 2016, which initiated a regional dialogue on implementing Agenda 2030, participants identified environmental challenges to be prioritized in the region, including degradation of ecosystems, unsustainable resource use, air and water pollution, and threats posed by climate change and natural disasters. In providing DMCs support to implement environment-related SDGs, policy and institutional coherence, data monitoring, and accountability will need to be addressed at the national level. For example, governments will need capacity to analyze and evaluate policy options based on environmental as well as economic and social criteria, and to monitor policy impacts and progress against targets. Measurement and monitoring for environmental sustainability progress is the weakest among the sustainable development pillars (economic development, social development, and environmental protection) because of insufficient production of environment statistics, impeding DMCs' ability to determine baseline conditions and set targets. Financing is also a concern since, compared with other priorities such as basic services or infrastructure provision, less incentives exist to invest in environmental sustainability, as it is often difficult to demonstrate returns on investments.

DMCs have varying capacities and will have differing needs based on national circumstances and development priorities. Consultations undertaken by the project team indicate DMCs require capacity building support for environment-related SDG issues and access to finance. Tools and methodologies to mainstream the SDGs will have to be identified and/or developed considering applicability and priorities in DMCs. Helping DMCs identify priorities and set targets for environment-related SDGs will also assist ADB in identifying targets under the forthcoming Strategy 2030. Upstream support for environment-related SDGs will create opportunities to support sector investments in sustainable infrastructure and resource conservation (SDG12) and natural resources management (SDGs 14 and 15), including co-benefits in climate change adaptation and mitigation (SDG13).7 The national policies, strategies, and programs to be identified by the DMCs as necessary in meeting environment-related SDGs can be areas for follow-on ADB support through policy advice, TA, projects, and knowledge services.

Impact Integration of environment-related SDGs into policy and planning processes in Asia and the Pacific DMCs improved or achieved in the long term (The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity and knowledge of governments and other stakeholders to implement environment-related SDGs enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome

The TA team is currently conducting interviews with government agencies and other partners on challenges and capacity building needs, research on related tools/methods, and validation of the country stocktaking report to fully understand the government's existing environmental priorities. This aims to gain a regional overview of progress on the integration of the environment-related SDGs in Asia and the Pacific, plus an understanding of existing regional and country level governmental capacity building support activities, tools and methods vis- -vis integration of the environment-related SDGs. This initial work will inform the selection of 6-10 DMCs for participation in the stocktaking and review study, beginning mid to late September 2017. (Eventually 3 of these DMCs will be selected as the pilot countries for full engagement in Output 2 of the TA).

A workshop on Regional Knowledge Sharing on the Environment Dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goads in Asia and the Pacific took place on 21-22 February 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand, to disseminate and validate the review findings, share technical guidance materials, and identify priority environment-related targets, capacity needs, and follow-up actions.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Regional stocktaking and review undertaken, technical guidance materials prepared, and knowledge-sharing workshop undertaken

Recommendations for mainstreaming environment-related SDGs in three pilot DMCs developed and dissemination workshop held

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

Output 1:Regional stocktaking and review undertaken, technical guidance materials prepared, and knowledge-sharing workshop undertaken

- Completed.

Output 2: Recommendations for mainstreaming environment-related SDGs in three pilot DMCs developed and dissemination workshop held

- No progress yet at the moment.

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 Marsden, Emma F.
Responsible ADB Department SDEC
Responsible ADB Division SDES
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Sep 2016
Fact Finding 03 Aug 2016 to 23 Jun 2016
MRM -
Approval 24 Nov 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Mar 2018

TA 9245-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2016 - 24 Nov 2016 31 Oct 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 24 Nov 2016 363,990.06

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


The Public Communications Policy (PCP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.

Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Environmental Economics/Green Finance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Aug 2018 28 Aug 2018
Recycling / Waste and Chemicals Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Aug 2018 27 Aug 2018
Natural Resources and Environment Policy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Aug 2018 28 Aug 2018
Biodiversity Policy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Aug 2018 28 Aug 2018
Sustainable Consumption and Production Policy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Aug 2018 28 Aug 2018
Team Leader / Knowledge Management and Administration Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Aug 2018 28 Aug 2018
Resource Conservation, Efficiency and Cleaner Production Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Aug 2018 20 Aug 2018
Team Leader for SCP Action Plan Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Aug 2018 14 Aug 2018
Research Assistant and Administrative Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Aug 2018 06 Aug 2018
SCP and Circular Economy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Aug 2018 06 Aug 2018
Environmental Data and Statistics Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Aug 2018 13 Aug 2018
Sustainable Business and Lifestyles Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jul 2018 14 Aug 2018
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (PRC) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Mar 2018 27 Mar 2018
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (Bangladesh) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Feb 2018 04 Feb 2018
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (Cambodia) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jan 2018 06 Jan 2018
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (Indonesia) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Jan 2018 06 Jan 2018
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (Samoa) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Dec 2017 22 Dec 2017
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (Sri Lanka) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Dec 2017 22 Dec 2017
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (Timor-Leste) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Dec 2017 22 Dec 2017
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (Lao PDR) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Dec 2017 22 Dec 2017
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (Nepal) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Dec 2017 22 Dec 2017
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (Fiji) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Dec 2017 14 Dec 2017
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (Bhutan) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2017 11 Dec 2017
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (Mongolia) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2017 11 Dec 2017
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (Viet Nam) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2017 11 Dec 2017
National Coordinator for Environmental SDGs (Kazakhstan) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2017 11 Dec 2017
Workshop Assistant (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Dec 2017 08 Dec 2017
Web/Graphics Designer (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Dec 2017 08 Dec 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.