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 Name||Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific|
China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|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.|
|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
|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|
|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|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||20 Sep 2017|
|Fact Finding||04 Dec 2018 to 04 Dec 2018|
|Approval||13 Dec 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Mar 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Dec 2017||-||13 Dec 2017||31 Dec 2020||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2017|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Addressing the Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Philippines||Brochures and Flyers||Mar 2019|
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|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|
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