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China, People's Republic of: Industry Green Growth Indicators and Innovative Mechanisms for Guangdong Province

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52125-001 Status: Active

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the development of industry green growth indicators and innovative mechanisms through research, capacity development, and policy advice to promote green growth of the industries in Guangdong Province, the People's Republic of China (PRC).

The PRC Government has requested the TA from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as part of its efforts to establish a comprehensive indicator and evaluation framework, system, and implementation mechanism to (i) improve environmental performance of industries in Guangdong, and (ii) support decision-making for future green financing. Following a mission in May 2018, ADB and the government reached an understanding on the TA objectives, scope, implementation arrangements, costs, and terms of reference for consultants. The TA is included in ADB's country operations business plan for the PRC, 2018 2020.

Project Details

Project Officer
Hinako Maruyama East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Industry Green Growth Indicators and Innovative Mechanisms for Guangdong Province
Project Number 52125-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9649-PRC: Industry Green Growth Indicators and Innovative Mechanisms for Guangdong Province
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation

Finance / Finance sector development

Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the development of industry green growth indicators and innovative mechanisms through research, capacity development, and policy advice to promote green growth of the industries in Guangdong Province, the People's Republic of China (PRC).

The PRC Government has requested the TA from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as part of its efforts to establish a comprehensive indicator and evaluation framework, system, and implementation mechanism to (i) improve environmental performance of industries in Guangdong, and (ii) support decision-making for future green financing. Following a mission in May 2018, ADB and the government reached an understanding on the TA objectives, scope, implementation arrangements, costs, and terms of reference for consultants. The TA is included in ADB's country operations business plan for the PRC, 2018 2020.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Since the PRC started the economic reform in 1978 and open-door policy implementation in 1979, Guangdong rapidly developed from a lagging agriculture area into the country's key manufacturing base. As of 2016, Guangdong was the most populous region in the country and ranked first among PRC regions in gross regional product, accounting for 11% of the PRC's gross domestic product. Guangdong's economic sectors (primary, secondary, tertiary) is 4.6, 43.4, and 52.0 by gross regional product ratio in 2016. About 79% of Guangdong's gross regional product is concentrated in Pearl River Delta, which creates regional disparity within the province.

Environment degradation is a serious issue for the PRC. Guangdong, which took a leading role at the time of the economic opening, has also been taking very active role in addressing recent environmental issues. As guided by the central government, Guangdong has established various policies to achieve ecological society and promote green growth. However, Guangdong still relies heavily on high-input, high-consumption, and high-emission development model. Industries consume over 60% of the total energy in Guangdong. Manufacturing in Guangdong is largely supported by small- and medium-sized enterprises most of which are at lower hierarchy of the industrial supply chains, that still largely depends on traditional labor, energy, and resource intensive production method. The Guangdong government agencies issued series of policies and measures to promote green growth of industries which are fragmented and do not provide practical measures for enterprises, industrial parks, or cities to adopt and implement improvement measures.

To address the challenges and issues of fragmented and impractical policy guidance for practitioners, the TA will conduct research to propose usable indicator system to evaluate green growth of enterprises, industrial parks, and cities; and propose innovative mechanisms for Guangdong to promote green growth, such as evaluation and assessment mechanism, green financing mechanisms, and selection criteria. The indicators and mechanisms will be developed in consultation with Guangdong Economic and Information Commission (GDEI) and Guangdong Provincial Finance Department. The pilot evaluation exercise will rate the green performance of enterprises, industrial parks, and cities for internal references. GDEI will adopt the research outcomes and recommendations as standardized tools and mechanisms and apply them to the activities such as comprehensive utilization of industrial solid waste, assessment of energy conservation, planning of pollution prevention and control, development of resource recycling base, fund support for industries' energy conservation and environmental protection, and adoption of proposed mechanisms as standardized tools. The policy proposals will be submitted to Guangdong provincial government for inclusion in its Fourteenth Five-Year Plan.

Impact

The energy consumption per unit of Guangdong's major manufacturing products reduced

The circular economy of more than 100 economic parks in the province improved

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Comprehensive indicator and evaluation framework on green growth in Guangdong established
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Good practices and lessons on industry green growth and evaluation system studied and documented

Indicators to comprehensively evaluate Guangdong industries' green growth developed

Financial system and mechanism to promote green development and design of innovative financing projects prepared

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The four individual consultants are recruited. The inception mission was held on 28 June 2019. Surveys are now being conducted.
Geographical Location Guangdong
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage a total of 15.5 person-months of consulting services three international consultants for a total of 6.0 person-months of input, and three national consultants for a total of 9.5 person-months of input through individual selection following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and staff instructions. Individual consultants will be recruited because of the need for specialized and country-specific expertise.
Responsible ADB Officer Hinako Maruyama
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Guangdong Economic and Information Commission
6th Floor, No. 11 Lianxin Road, Guangzhou
Guangdong Province, 510030, PRC
Guangdong Finance Bureau (GFB)
Department of Finance of Guangdong Province Floor 11, No. 26 Cangbian Road Guangzhou, PRC 510030
Guangdong Provincial Finance Department
11th Floor, No. 26 Cangbian Road, Guangzhou
Guangdong Province, 510030, PRC
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Aug 2018
Fact Finding 21 May 2018 to 22 May 2018
MRM -
Approval 20 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2019

TA 9649-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Nov 2018 14 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 20 Nov 2018 3,274.35

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Green finance expert (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 14 May 2019 20 May 2019
Fiscal policy expert (national) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Mar 2019 19 Mar 2019
Green finance expert (national) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Mar 2019 19 Mar 2019
Team leader; industry green growth specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jan 2019 12 Feb 2019
Industrial chain and circular economy expert (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jan 2019 12 Feb 2019
Deputy team leader; Industrial chain and circular economy expert (national) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jan 2019 12 Feb 2019

Contracts Awarded

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