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Regional: Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50159-001 Status: Active

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will build the business case and capacity of ADB developing member countries (DMCs) to invest in natural capital. The TA will support (i) analytical studies, including biophysical and economic assessments to identify and justify natural capital investments; (ii) preparation of investment components of projects; (iii) strengthening of legal frameworks and enforcement mechanism for natural capital, including measures to address the illegal wildlife trade (IWT); and (iv) strengthening of knowledge and capacity for natural capital investments.

Project Details

Project Officer
Endo, Isao Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
 
Project Name Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific
Project Number 50159-001
Country Regional
Bhutan
Cambodia
Indonesia
Nepal
Pakistan
Philippines
China, People's Republic of
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9461-REG: Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Climate Change Fund US$ 955,000.00
Global Environment Facility US$ 1.83 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources / Agriculture, natural resources and rural development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will build the business case and capacity of ADB developing member countries (DMCs) to invest in natural capital. The TA will support (i) analytical studies, including biophysical and economic assessments to identify and justify natural capital investments; (ii) preparation of investment components of projects; (iii) strengthening of legal frameworks and enforcement mechanism for natural capital, including measures to address the illegal wildlife trade (IWT); and (iv) strengthening of knowledge and capacity for natural capital investments.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Natural capital assets of DMCs improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Commitment of DMCs to invest in natural capital increased.
Progress Toward Outcome

1. Promoting nature-based solutions for flood-risk management in Indonesia and the Philippines

2. Building business case for bamboo in Yangtze River Economic Belt, People's Republic of China

3. Addressing illegal wildlife trading in the Philippines

4. Introducing eco-sensitive design for smart green road/rail transportation in Nepal and Bhutan

5. Assessing basin-scale ecosystem conditions and water quality in Ravi River in Pakistan, using remote sensing techniques

6. Valuing ecosystem services in New Clark City, Philippines

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Business-case for natural capital investments established

Investments in natural capital prepared

Capacity to address illegal wildlife crime enhanced

Knowledge and capacity for natural capital investment strengthened.

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

Currently we are working to promote flood risk management by integrating nature-based solutions within six river basins in the Philippines as well as supporting the government of Indonesia in integrating nature-based solutions in national policies and infrastructure design. We are also conducting biodiversity assessment and monitoring, ecological profiling and rapid ecosystem services assessment in New Clark City to be incorporated into the project design. The TA is also supporting eco-sensitive road design in Nepal including capacity development on sustainable eco-sensitive infrastructure planning and design to protect natural habitats and biodiversity in partnership with the Wildlife Institute of India, monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of wildlife collision prevention in Bhutan, business case for landscape restoration in Yangtze River in the People's Republic of China and addressing environmental degradation based on ecosystem assessment with remote sensing application in Ravi River in Pakistan. The TA is also addressing illegal wildlife trading in the Philippines focusing on policy, law, capacity development, and public awareness of the impacts of biodiversity and ecosystems loss through the trade in illegal wildlife including demand reduction measures for threatened species.

The completed knowledge products and capacity building activities for natural capital investment are listed below:

1. Greening the Transport Sector through Smart Plans and Eco-Friendly Designs Workshop- 18 May 2018 in Durban, South Africa.

2. Co-organized the session with WWF on Sustainable Infrastructure: Building a global movement and innovations to avoiding deforestation and biodiversity loss from infrastructure investments - 24 June 2018 Da Nang, Viet Nam.

3. Nature Based Approaches to Designing Transport Infrastructure Workshop - 14 September 2018 as part of the ADB Transport Forum 2018 in Manila, Philippines.

4. Co-organized the session on Sustainable Infrastructure Day at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 14th Conference of Parties in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt to support CBD's agenda of mainstreaming biodiversity into our development process - November 2018.

5. Launched the ADB-GEF funded Illegal Wildlife Trade: Combatting Environmental Crime in the Philippines project in Clark, Pampanga as part of the 2nd National Wildlife Enforcement Summit - November 2018.

6. National Inception/Planning Workshop and 1st Organizational Meeting on ADB-GEF funded Illegal Wildlife Trade: Combatting Environmental Crime in the Philippines project 21-22 February 2019 in Manila, Philippines.

7. Co-organized sessions for the 7th International Conference on Eco-Compensation and Payments for Ecosystem December 2018 in Huangshan, Anhui Province, People's Republic of China.

8. Published knowledge products on protecting and enhancing natural ecosystems and biodiversity include Managing the Perfect Storm: How Healthy Ecosystems Increase Resilience, Declining Natural Capital: High Stakes for Asia and the Pacific and The war against wildlife is a war against ourselves.

Geographical Location Bhutan - Nation-wide; Cambodia - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder communications plan is in preparation. National and regional workshops with partner countries will be programmed in 2019.
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
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Sep 2017
Fact Finding 04 Dec 2018 to 04 Dec 2018
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2019

TA 9461-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2017 - 13 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,855,000.00 1,834,862.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,689,862.00 13 Dec 2017 428,437.76

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Practitioner’s Guide to Nature-based Solutions - Nature-Based Solutions Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Apr 2019 10 May 2019
Capacity Development to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade Firm - Consulting Closed 05 Apr 2019 19 Apr 2019
TA Operations and Events Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Apr 2019 10 Apr 2019
Project Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Mar 2019 04 Apr 2019
Wildlife Trafficking Research Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Mar 2019 21 Mar 2019
Computer Programmer Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Mar 2019 21 Mar 2019
Public Awareness and Demand Reduction Firm - Consulting Closed 06 Mar 2019 11 Apr 2019
Nature-based approaches for climate change and disaster-risk management Firm - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2019 08 Feb 2019
Smart Infrastructure Planning and Design (Nepal) Firm - Consulting Closed 10 Jan 2019 15 Feb 2019
Policy Specialist (Wildlife Law Enforcement) Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Dec 2018 10 Jan 2019
TA Administrative Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Oct 2018 05 Nov 2018
TA Administrative Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Aug 2018 23 Aug 2018
Graphics Designer Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Aug 2018 21 Aug 2018
Policy, Law and Capacity Development to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Jun 2018 13 Jul 2018
Support introduction of natural based solutions for flood risks management in Indonesia and the Philippines Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Apr 2018 02 May 2018
TA Administrative Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2018
Project Management Officer - Illegal Wildlife Trade Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jan 2018 16 Jan 2018
Knowledge and Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jan 2018 09 Jan 2018
Project Coordination Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Jan 2018 09 Jan 2018

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.