Regional : Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea in Asia and the Pacific - Prioritizing and Implementing Actions to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution (Subproject 2)

Sovereign Project | 53068-003

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 2 defined under the TA cluster Prioritizing and Implementing Actions to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution. It focuses on Southeast Asia, with participating countries including Indonesia 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 - Prioritizing and Implementing Actions to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution (Subproject 2)
Project Number 53068-003
Country / Economy Regional
Indonesia
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6669-REG: Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea in Asia and the Pacific - Prioritizing and Implementing Actions to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution (Subproject 2)
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 1.50 million
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 6669-REG: Promoting Action on Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea in Asia and the Pacific - Prioritizing and Implementing Actions to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution (Subproject 2)
Global Environment Facility US$ 2.00 million
High Level Technology Fund US$ 2.00 million
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
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Land-based natural resources management - Rural solid waste management - Water-based natural resources management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban hazardous waste management - 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 2 defined under the TA cluster Prioritizing and Implementing Actions to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution. It focuses on Southeast Asia, with participating countries including Indonesia and Viet Nam.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Marine plastic pollution reduced.

Health of rivers, coasts, and marine ecosystem restored.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

DMC action to address marine plastic pollution enhanced.

Progress Toward Outcome The TA is currently consulting with the participating developing member countries (DMCs) on the detailed scope of activities, processes, and timeframes of implementation
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Plastic pollution reduction investments supported

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

Action plans and policies to address marine plastic pollution supported

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

On Output 1: Plastic pollution reduction investments supported

(1.1) Technical support for $400 million KP Cities Improvement Project in Pakistan by reviewing and updating detailed engineering designs for solid waste infrastructure (landfill)

(1.2) Specialist inputs to PSOD project on the design and indicators of MOU with China Everbright Environmental (CEE) Group to reduce marine plastics

(1.3) Specialist inputs on concept and selection of winners for Technology Innovation Challenge for Healthy Oceans

(1.4) Specialist inputs to Blue Loan for Alba recycling project

(1.5) Finalize the scope and location of pilots in Indonesia and Viet Nam is ongoing

(1.6) Specialist inputs to Indonesia policy-based loan to reduce marine debris

(1.7) Digital solutions for plastic waste management will be screened and piloted in Tan An (VIE) and Cirebon (INO) for the community-scale pilot project

Output 2: Knowledge, regional cooperation and financing for marine plastic pollution solutions improved

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

(2.2) Dev Asia Insight article on using metrics to support co-investment in ocean plastics and climate change mitigation published

(2.3) Healthy Oceans Technology and Finance Forum conducted

(2.4) Dev Asia Policy Brief article on a systems-based framework for circular economy in ASEAN published

(2.5) Published Dev Asia Explainer article summarizing discussions on plastic-free oceans and transitioning to a circular plastics economy from the Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum 2022

(2.6) Study on climate mitigation opportunities emerging from the planned global plastics treaty

(2.7) Dev Asia Explainer article on investment opportunities with climate mitigation and plastic pollution reduction co-benefits to emerge from the planned global plastics treaty published

(2.8) Study on digital app technologies for plastic waste management in Viet Nam

(2.9) Dev Asia summary article on digital app technology solutions for plastic waste management in Viet Nam published

(2.10) Conducted Thailand Bioplastics Stakeholder Engagement workshop held April 2023 in Bangkok

(2.11) Knowledge sharing and capacity building on marine plastic pollution solutions, circular plastics economy, best practices and best available technologies/circular economy webinar series planned

(2.12) Study on opportunities for sustainable coastal and marine tourism in Asia and the Pacific ongoing

(2.13) Conduct of workshop/conference on metrics and monitoring of marine plastic litter by Q3 2023

(2.14) Cost-benefit analysis on the use of bioplastics in Thailand

(2.15) Conduct of circular plastics economy training with DMCs and ADB staff by Q4 2023-Q1 2024

(2.16) To publish article in Dev Asia on sustainable coastal/marine and plastic-free tourism opportunities in Asia and the Pacific

(2.17) Policy briefs on opportunities in the planned global plastics treaty and strengthening the bioplastics value chain in Thailand

(2.18) Regional Circular Economy Finance Conference by Q2 2024

(2.19) Knowledge products on financing for circular plastics economy investments and investment blueprints by Q2 2024

(2.20) A suite of knowledge products on the design and use of digital technologies for enabling ISWM and plastics circular economy by Q4 2024

(2.21) Joint knowledge activity with subregional program as part of Greater Mekong Subregion Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Program TA planned

Output 3: Action plans and policies to address marine plastic pollution supported

(3.1) Identified Cirebon City (INO), Manila (PHI) and Tan An (VIE) as focus cities for development of city action plans

(3.2) Policy studies on economic instruments and market-based mechanisms for plastic waste management for Thailand identified

(3.3) Conducted formal introduction of implementing firm to Indonesia and Philippine EAs

(3.4) Ongoing baseline studies in Thailand, Manila and Cirebon

(3.5) Formal introduction of implementing firm to VIE EA by July 2023

(3.6) City action plans for Cirebon City, Manila and Tan An by Q3 2023, Q2 2024 and Q4 2024 respectively

(3.7) Policy studies on economic instruments and market-based mechanisms for plastic waste management in Thailand by Q2 2024

Geographical Location Indonesia - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide
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
During Project Implementation Continuous communication with the abovementioned government agencies; multi-lateral development banks (e.g. European Investment Bank, World Bank); international and local non-profit organizations (e.g. World Wide Fund for Nature, Ocean Conservancy), bi-lateral donor partners (including Governments of Japan, Korea, Norway, the United States); multi-lateral 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 13 Apr 2020 to 13 Apr 2020
MRM -
Approval 11 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Jun 2023

TA 6669-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 30 Nov 2023 30 Nov 2025 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 6,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,000,000.00 03 Apr 2024 1,641,211.87

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Governance, Policy and Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project and Knowledge Management Lead Individual - Consulting Closed
Event Manager Individual - Consulting Closed
Marine Conservation and Circular Economy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Finance and Operations Manager Individual - Consulting Closed
Regional Cooperation and Knowledge Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Partnerships and Regional Cooperation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Knowledge Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project and Knowledge Management Lead Individual - Consulting Closed
Marine Conservation and Circular Economy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Governance, Policy and Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Workshop Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Policy Specialist (Thailand) Individual - Consulting Closed
Bioplastics Value Chain and Technology Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Workshop Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Bioplastics Value Chain Technology Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Workshop Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Team Lead (Thailand Bioplastics Study) Individual - Consulting Closed
Sustainable Coastal and Marine Tourism Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Tourism Consultant - Public Sector Individual - Consulting Closed
Tourism Consultant - Private Sector Individual - Consulting Closed
Digital Technology Specialist (Viet Nam) Individual - Consulting Closed
Circular Economy Technology Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Event Coordinator (Circular Economy Knowledge-Sharing and Capacity-Building Program) Individual - Consulting Closed
Institutional/intergovernmental coordination support Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Implementation Firm-Circular Economy and Recycling of Plastic Waste Firm - Consulting Closed
Project Manager Individual - Consulting Closed
TA Administrator Individual - Consulting Closed
Knowledge Management, Communications and Website Content Lead Individual - Consulting Closed
Regional Capacity Development and Events Manager Individual - Consulting Closed
Development Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 6669 11 Aug 2022 SEURECA (FRANCE) in association with IMC Worldwide Ltd. (IMC) (U.K.) | 36 RUE DE LIEGE PARIS 75008 FRANCE Asian Development Bank 1,965,000.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.