Regional : Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea in Asia and the Pacific - Enhancing Knowledge and Creating Enabling Environments for Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution (Subproject 1)

Sovereign Project | 53068-002

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. This is subproject 1 defined under the TA cluster Enhancing Knowledge and Creating Enabling Environments for Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution. It focuses on Southeast Asia, with participating countries including Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Baker, James G.
    Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea in Asia and the Pacific - Enhancing Knowledge and Creating Enabling Environments for Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution (Subproject 1)
Project Number 53068-002
Country / Economy Regional
Indonesia
Myanmar
China, People's Republic of
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9911-REG: Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea in Asia and the Pacific - Enhancing Knowledge and Creating Enabling Environments for Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution (Subproject 1)
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 700,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 9911-REG: Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea in Asia and the Pacific - Enhancing Knowledge and Creating Enabling Environments for Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution (Subproject 1)
Global Environment Facility US$ 232,650.00
TA 9911-REG: Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea in Asia and the Pacific - Enhancing Knowledge and Creating Enabling Environments for Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution (Subproject 1)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 140,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban solid waste management

Gender 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. This is subproject 1 defined under the TA cluster Enhancing Knowledge and Creating Enabling Environments for Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution. It focuses on Southeast Asia, with participating countries including Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Marine plastic pollution reduced; Health of rivers, coasts and marine ecosystems restored.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

DMC action to address marine plastic pollution enhanced.

Progress Toward Outcome The TA is currently confirming the focus areas and detailed scope of activities, processes and timeframes of implementation with the participating developing member countries (DMCs).
Implementation Progress
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 supported

(1.1) Consultations with the participating countries and cities (plus partners, communities, private sector) were conducted and identified focused activities for TA support for city action plans.

(1.2) Ongoing continuous consultations with national city governments and key partners of Indonesia (Cirebon City), Philippines (Manila City), Thailand and Viet Nam (Tan An City).

(1.3) Ongoing consultations with countries for policy and regulatory reform support, including on national policy and legislation for circular plastics economy and bioplastics in Thailand and the national action plan for circular economy in Viet Nam.

(1.4) Currently being implemented institutional strengthening program on environmental monitoring and assessment of future maritime disasters in Sri Lanka.

On Output 2: Plastic pollution reduction investments supported

(2.1) Nine investment projects plus TAs supported with specialist inputs on solid waste management, circular plastics economy and ocean finance, as follows: 53079-001 Guangxi-Guilin Comprehensive Ecological Rehabilitation (inputs to TOR for solid waste management component of project); 51116-002 PRC: Yangtze River Green Ecological Corridor Comprehensive Agriculture Development Project (technical inputs for GEF proposal); 51036-002 Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Project (peer review of solid waste management consultant deliverables); Regional Indorama Blue Loan for Circular Economy (preparation of loan document sector overview and inputs to design of DMF); Bank of Qingdao Blue Finance Project (inputs to blue bond framework and structure); Jiangxi Ecological Demonstration Program; Guangxi-Guilin Comprehensive Ecological Rehabilitation; Sustainable Tourism Development Project; plus TA 6617 PRC: Green Circular Economy Zero Waste Cities concept paper and Yangtze River Basin Eco Compensation Mechanism (inputs on concept paper).

(2.2) Specialist advice to Central West Asia, South and Southeast Asia departments on medical waste management

(2.3) Review CPSs/COBPs and relevant ADB country operations for alignment/collaboration

(2.4) Review of ADB pipeline to identify opportunities and outreach/consultations with operations departments

(2.5) Continue to provide specialist inputs for investment projects

Output 3: Knowledge, regional cooperation and financing for marine plastic pollution solutions improved

(3.1) GEF concept for Indonesia Plastik Sulit project ($7.1 million) approved

(3.2) Blue Finance Explainer for Development Asia published

(3.3) Indonesia Finance Task Force co-chaired by ADB and Ministry of Finance launched

(3.4) Myanmar Donor's Coordination Roundtable convened

(3.5) Oceans Finance Initiative Strategy developed

(3.6) Conducted Blue Finance Training: Designing and Financing Bankable Projects in Transitioning to a Blue Economy

(3.7) TA Consultation Plan and Partners Database developed and implemented

(3.8) TA Knowledge Management Action Plan developed

(3.9) Consultation with international NGOs and regional coordination bodies, and COBSEA identified as regional knowledge partner

(3.10) GEF CEO Endorsement Request for $2 million regional medium-sized project: Promoting Resource Efficiency and Circularity to Reduce Plastic Pollution for Asia and the Pacific approved

(3.11) First ADB Blue Bond Issuance of $302 million, under expanded Green and Blue Bond Framework

(3.12) ADB Ocean Finance Framework launched

(3.13) ADB training-Five-part Circular economy sprint series entitled Closing the Circle: Reducing Plastic Pollution and Promoting Green Businesses from September to November 2021

(3.14) ADB Healthy Oceans Technology and Finance Forum held Q1 2022

(3.15) Regional TA inception workshops held Q1 2022 and Q1 2023

(3.16) Supported development of an ADB MOU with Denmark State of Green which includes circular economy as a key theme, and planned knowledge sharing activities on plastics and the private sector

(3.17) Organized UN Ocean Conference 2022 side events Financing the Blue Economy in Asia and the Pacific, Atolls Blueprint Dialogue and Pacific Reception

(3.18) Participation in 19th PACER Dialogue: Transitioning from a linear to a circular economy in post pandemic Southeast Asia

(3.19) Oceans Partnership/Finance Facility development

(3.20) Conducted Thailand Bioplastics Stakeholder Engagement Workshop held April 2023 in Bangkok

(3.21) Support on Healthy Oceans Technology Innovation Challenges

(3.22) Knowledge sharing on priority themes for marine plastics pollution reduction and circular plastics economy

Geographical Location China - Nation-wide, China; Indonesia - Nation-wide, Indonesia, Indonesia; Myanmar - Nation-wide, Myanmar; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide, Thailand; Viet Nam - Nation-wide, Vietnam
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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 Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
Responsible ADB Division Climate Change, Resilience, and Environment Cluster (CCRE)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 10 Oct 2019 to 10 Oct 2019
MRM -
Approval 18 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Jun 2023

TA 9911-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2019 - 18 Dec 2019 30 Nov 2022 30 Oct 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,840,000.00 232,650.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,072,650.00 03 Apr 2024 1,725,659.18

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Events

Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum: Innovative Solutions for Asia and the Pacific
This forum on 26-28 January 2022 aims to promote, and share technologies, good practices, and practical solutions to protect and enhance the health and resilience of ocean ecosystems and coastal communities in Asia and the Pacific.

Blue Finance Training: Designing and Financing Bankable Projects in Transitioning to a Blue Economy
Over 60 ADB staff and representatives from ASEAN, BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, and GMS attended the first ADB training on blue finance held on 9,11, and 13 November 2020. The online learning program aimed to support DMCs in developing bankable investment opportunities that support ocean health and the blue economy.

Development Asia

Reviving Ocean Health through Regional Cooperation
Regional cooperation and integration efforts on marine life conservation can be improved through strengthened governance and financial sustainability.

The Role of Ocean Finance in Transitioning to a Blue Economy in Asia and the Pacific
Invest in innovative and bankable projects to support healthy oceans and resilient, sustainable blue economy sectors.

Other Supported Activities

Inputs into G20 Report: Actions Against Marine Plastic Litter, from Third Information Sharing based on G20 Implementation Framework

Inputs into NPAP Indonesia Briefing Paper: Financing System Change to Radically Reduce Plastic Pollution in Indonesia: A Financing Roadmap Developed by the Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnership

Inputs into G20 Report: Actions Against Marine Plastic Litter, Second Information Sharing based on the G20 Implementation Framework

Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist (Healthy Oceans) Individual - Consulting Closed
Policy Specialist (Thailand) Individual - Consulting Closed
Policy Specialist (Thailand) Individual - Consulting Closed
Development and Implementation of a Training Program for the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), Sri Lanka Firm - Consulting Closed
Healthy Oceans Program Management Officer Individual - Consulting Closed
Blue Livelihoods and Restorative Marine Value Chains Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
ADB Healthy Oceans Forum Manager Individual - Consulting Closed
Marine Conservation and Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental and Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Circular Plastics Economy Specialist/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Policy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Community Engagement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Integrated Solid Waste Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Development Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Regional Coordination and Events Manager (National Consultant) Individual - Consulting Closed
Communications Consultant (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Knowledge Management, Communications and Events Coordinator (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Blue Finance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Ocean Health Partnerships Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Integrated Solid Waste Management Lead Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
TA Administrator Individual - Consulting Closed
Knowledge Management, Communications and Events Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Research and Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 9911 03 Oct 2022 The Regents of the University of California, San Diego (U.S.A.) | 9500 Gilman Drive, #0210 La Jolla, CA 92093-0210, United States Asian Development Bank 199,996.00

Procurement Plan

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