Regional: Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea in Asia and the Pacific
The knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) cluster will help developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) deliver their commitments to reduce marine plastic pollution from _source to sea._ It will help (i) prepare action plans; (ii) form policy and regulations to encourage a circular economy; and (iii) prepare investments in integrated solid waste management and circular economy systems. It will also promote and facilitate regional cooperation and knowledge-sharing.
Baker, James G.
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
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|Project Name||Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea in Asia and the Pacific|
|Country / Economy||Regional
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
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural solid waste management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban solid waste management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) cluster will help developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) deliver their commitments to reduce marine plastic pollution from _source to sea._ It will help (i) prepare action plans; (ii) form policy and regulations to encourage a circular economy; and (iii) prepare investments in integrated solid waste management and circular economy systems. It will also promote and facilitate regional cooperation and knowledge-sharing.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA is included in the management-approved 2019 results-based work plan for SDCC, and is aligned with Strategy 2030 operational priorities on environmental sustainability, livable cities, and regional public goods. It also supports the ADB Actional Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies and the SDGs, particularly SDGs 11, 12 and 14.|
|Impact||Marine plastic pollution reduced; Health of rivers, coasts and marine ecosystems restored.|
|Description of Outcome||DMC action to address marine plastic pollution enhanced|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The TA is currently confirming focus areas, scope of activities, process and timeframes of implementation with the participating developing member countries (DMCs).|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Action plans and policies to address marine plastic pollution supported.
Plastic pollution reduction investments supported.
Knowledge, regional cooperation and financing for marine plastic pollution solutions improved.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||On Output 1: Action plans and policies to address marine plastic pollution supported1a) Preparatory research and consultations are ongoing to identify specific areas for policy support, and the locations for city/provincial-level action plans.On Output 2: Plastic pollution reduction investments supported2a) Four investment projects have been supported with specialist inputs on solid waste management and/or circular plastics economy, or have support in progress, including: 53079-001 Guangxi-Guilin Comprehensive Ecological Rehabilitation; 51116-002 PRC: Yangtze River Green Ecological Corridor Comprehensive Agriculture Development Project; 51036-002 Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Project; and one private sector operations department investment. Output 3: Knowledge, regional cooperation and financing for marine plastic pollution solutions improved3a) Planning underway, including for 1st Healthy Oceans Technology and Innovation Forum to be held on Q1 20213b) Training on circular economy, sustainable consumption and production, and green business to be held with DMCs by Q4 20203c) Oceans Knowledge Management Action Plan under development to measure and evaluate improved knowledge among DMCs and to be finalized by end of Q3 20203d) Additional financing for TA program in progress for approval Q4 2020 3e) Oceans Partnership Facility under development and will be finalized by Q4 2020|
|Geographical Location||China - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Focal government agencies of each country: Indonesia - Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment; Philippines - Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Viet Nam - Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Thailand - Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Myanmar - Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation|
|During Project Implementation||Continuous communication with the above agencies; multilateral development banks (e.g. European Investment Bank, World Bank); international and local non-profit organizations (e.g. World Wide Fund for Nature, Ocean Conservancy), bilateral donor partners (including Governments of Japan, Korea, Norway, the United States); multilateral development agencies and UN technical agencies (including United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development); and multi-stakeholder associations/platforms (e.g., GPAP, SIWI, AEPW and national waste or plastics associations in each country)|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Baker, James G.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDTC-ENV|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||26 Apr 2019|
|Fact Finding||01 May 2019 to 16 May 2019|
|Approval||05 Dec 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||18 Sep 2020|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea in Asia and the Pacific: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2019|
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