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Regional: Supporting Ambitious Climate Action through Implementation of Developing Member Countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (Subproject 1)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52004-002 Status: Active

The TA subproject 1 will have the following outcome: capacities of selected DMCs to implement NDCs enhanced. The TA subproject will directly support output 1 of the overall TA cluster, supporting the implementation of NDCs for selected DMCs.

The TA subproject will deliver on the following outputs: (i) DMC knowledge and skills on climate investment planning in line with nationally determined contributions strengthened; and (ii) priority climate projects in line with nationally determined contributions identified.

 
Project Name Supporting Ambitious Climate Action through Implementation of Developing Member Countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (Subproject 1)
Project Number 52004-002
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9716-REG: Supporting Ambitious Climate Action through Implementation of Developing Member Countries' Nationally Determined Contributions (Subproject 1)
Climate Change Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The TA subproject 1 will have the following outcome: capacities of selected DMCs to implement NDCs enhanced. The TA subproject will directly support output 1 of the overall TA cluster, supporting the implementation of NDCs for selected DMCs.

The TA subproject will deliver on the following outputs: (i) DMC knowledge and skills on climate investment planning in line with nationally determined contributions strengthened; and (ii) priority climate projects in line with nationally determined contributions identified.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) cluster on Supporting the Implementation of ADB's Climate Change Operational Framework 2017 2030 (CCOF2030) was approved by the President on 7 December 2018. The TA cluster will help boost the capacity of developing member countries (DMCs) for meeting their climate objectives by (i) assisting in refining and translating nationally determined contributions (NDCs) into climate investment plans, which may be implemented with assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB); (ii) improving DMCs' access to external public and private climate finance, including support for innovative financing mechanisms; and (iii) developing methods and approaches to establish baselines and monitoring tools for indicators to measure and gauge DMC progress on climate actions and ADB's contribution to these actions. The TA cluster is strongly aligned with ADB's institutional strategy, Strategy 2030, which highlights tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience and enhancing environmental sustainability as one of ADB's operational priorities, i.e., operational priority 3.

Through the implementation of the overall TA cluster, ADB will establish a dedicated NDC support platform (_NDC Advance_) through which it will provide technical assistance to DMCs to help convert NDCs into bankable climate investment plans, implement innovative financing mechanisms to mobilize finance for priority areas and projects under their NDCs, and monitor how they are meeting the objectives under their NDCs.

Impact Low carbon development and climate resilience in Asia and the Pacific enhanced (Climate Change Operational Framework 2017-2030).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacities of selected DMCs to implement NDCs enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome Subproject 1 undertakes climate change assessments, capacity building activities/events, knowledge product preparation, and provides support in the development of country partnership strategies (CPS) to strengthen DMCs knowledge and skills on, and development of priority climate investments and projects in line with the effective implementation and enhancement of NDCs.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

DMC knowledge and skills on climate investment planning in line with NDCs strengthened

Priority climate projects in line with NDCs identified

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

Output 1:

Two regional workshops have already been completed which strengthened DMCs knowledge and skills on climate investment planning. The first was the Subregional Workshop on Advancing NDCs in South Asia held last September 2019 and participated in by representatives from South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) member countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). The other was the regional workshop on the Role of Green Financial Institutions in Supporting NDC Implementation completed in October 2019 and participated in by representatives from government ministries and regulatory agencies; finance institutions; and academe; from selected DMCs.

An international consultant assisted the Indonesia Resident Mission facilitate better integration of ADB's cooperation and support with the country's development and climate priorities. He also provided climate-specific inputs on Indonesia's new CPS 2020-2023 specifically in the identification and prioritization of climate change investments and projects to implement the country's NDCs. As a follow-on support, the consultant assists in the origination of pipeline of investments for the new CPS.

A knowledge product is also being prepared to provide an overview of the status of NDCs in ADBs DMCs as well as to inform NDC Advance's prioritization of support areas to DMCs for effective NDC implementation.

Output 2:

In Georgia, Armenia and Uzbekistan, the Subproject TA is supporting the mainstreaming of low carbon and climate resilience measures into urban planning processes, investment planning and ADB's urban project pipeline, with consultants undertaking urban climate assessment (climate risk profiles, urban risk maps and vulnerability assessment reports).

In Pakistan, a scoping study has been completed to identify priority investments for climate-resilient infrastructure and livelihoods in Sindh coastal areas. Consultants have completed assessments of the climate change-related risks on livelihoods and infrastructure and a concept note for a climate-resilient investment had already been developed.

These assessments are aimed at supporting DMCs to identify/develop priority climate projects that are implementing their climate commitments under the NDCs.

Discussions are ongoing to establish support for other DMCs including: Mongolia (relating to NDC Partnership's Climate Action Enhancement Package request on fast tracking its NDC implementation); Republic of Marshall Islands (development of its National Adaptation Plan); Philippines (climate investment planning); and Sri Lanka (building capacity of government for adaptation and mitigation investment planning).

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design ADB operations departments and relevant country resident missions were consulted and participated in the strategic design of activities to be implemented under the Subproject TA while international development partners and national government agencies were engaged in identifying support activities.
During Project Implementation The TA closely coordinates with ADB's operations departments and international development partners such as the NDC Partnership, regional government bodies such as the SACEP and multilateral institutions and bilateral agencies to ensure synergy of the Subproject TA's activities with their respective NDC-related activities. At the country level, government's focal agencies are directly engaged such as the ministries of finance, climate change, environment and planning and development to ensure government support and stakeholders' buy-in.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA subproject will engage 60 person-months of international inputs (i.e., climate finance specialists) in the field of public policy, climate finance, economics; and 126 person-months of national inputs (senior project coordination specialists, workshop coordinators, climate change specialists) in the field of climate change/environmental/ policy, economics, and engineering). ADB will engage consultants using individual consultant selection method; and following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Selected reports will be published as knowledge products in English and the local language, as needed, with limited print copies prepared and disseminated to training and/or workshop participants from DMCs and development partners, including through the NDC Partnership.
Responsible ADB Officer Maass, Malte
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDCD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 01 Mar 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 May 2020

TA 9716-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Mar 2019 - 01 Mar 2019 30 Nov 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 01 Mar 2019 377,041.37

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Senior Climate Finance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Oct 2019 15 Oct 2019
Mainstream Low Carbon and Resilience Measures in Urban Investment Planning and Project Pipeline (Armenia) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Oct 2019 07 Oct 2019
Mainstream Low Carbon and Resilience Measures in Urban Investment Planning and Project Pipeline (Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Sep 2019 25 Sep 2019
Sub Regional Workshop on Advancing NDCs in South Asia - Workshop Moderator Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Sep 2019 20 Sep 2019
Mainstream Low Carbon and Resilience Measures in Urban Investment Planning and Project Pipeline (Georgia) Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Aug 2019 13 Sep 2019
Mainstream Low Carbon and Resilience Measures in Urban Investment Planning and Project Pipeline (Uzbekistan) Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Aug 2019 12 Sep 2019
Mainstream Low Carbon and Resilience Measures in Urban Investment Planning and Project Pipeline (Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan) Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Aug 2019 12 Sep 2019
Climate Change Specialist (Coastal Management/Engineering) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 May 2019 13 May 2019
Climate Finance Specialist (Natural Resources Economist) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Apr 2019 02 May 2019
Climate Finance Specialist (Coastal Management/Engineering) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Apr 2019 02 May 2019
Senior Project Coordination Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Mar 2019 10 Apr 2019

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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