China, People's Republic of : Climate Change Financing Acceleration Platform

Sovereign Project | 53224-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will promote and increase the participation of private capital in climate financing in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The TA will address the information and resource asymmetry in climate change mitigation investment to improve access to finance, the carbon market, and technological tools among financial investors, technology providers, and policy makers. This will support evidence-based and strategically sound investment that would drive the PRC's economy toward the higher end of the value chain and generate sustainable greenhouse gas emissions reduction impacts.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Liu, Xinjian
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name Climate Change Financing Acceleration Platform
Project Number 53224-001
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6560-PRC: Climate Change Financing Acceleration Platform
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 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
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will promote and increase the participation of private capital in climate financing in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The TA will address the information and resource asymmetry in climate change mitigation investment to improve access to finance, the carbon market, and technological tools among financial investors, technology providers, and policy makers. This will support evidence-based and strategically sound investment that would drive the PRC's economy toward the higher end of the value chain and generate sustainable greenhouse gas emissions reduction impacts.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy There is an urgent need to create a climate change financing acceleration platform and deploy fintech to (i) define climate change financing and climate change mitigation technologies, (ii) break the deadlock between technology provider and financier to reach a mutually recognizable tracing and verification system through blockchain applications, and (iii) drive investment to the low-carbon technology innovation areas that are needed most. To achieve this, the TA identifies carbon and its integration with blockchain as an innovative financial derivative requiring a government-led climate change financing acceleration platform to leverage private investments and further develop carbon trading. Further, the proposed platform provides a market-oriented and fintech-driven system to consolidate climate change mitigation projects through climate financing policies and standards, gearing toward quantifiable and tradable CO2 emissions reduction, consistent with the government's task of promoting climate financing. Moreover, the platform intends to identify cutting-edge climate financing projects available for ADB's future support and investment. ADB's past support for climate change and clean investment in the PRC includes pilot testing of the Tianjin emissions trading scheme, renewable energy development, energy efficiency, low-carbon infrastructure, and carbon capture and storage projects for enhancing the PRC's energy conservation and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
Impact

Carbon emission peaking point in the PRC achieved earlier than 2030.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Investment-efficient policies and guidelines for climate financing and climate-resilient technologies improved

Progress Toward Outcome Progress on track.The achievement will be evaluated by project completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Climate financing scope, standards and evaluation methodology, policies and implementation guidelines for climate change mitigation projects formulated.

2. Fintech climate change financing acceleration platform established

3. Capacity building and knowledge sharing on climate financing enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The project implementation is on track with all consultants (one consulting firm and three individual consultants) mobilized since 2021 and all activities timely conducted. The draft final report is submitted in September 2023 and the final TA workshop will be conducted in Q4 2023.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Liu, Xinjian
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission (PRCM)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Ecology and Environment, Department of Climate Change
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Mar 2020
Fact Finding 27 May 2020 to 28 May 2020
MRM -
Approval 08 Sep 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Sep 2023

TA 6560-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Sep 2020 03 Oct 2020 03 Oct 2020 31 Oct 2022 31 Dec 2023 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 22 Sep 2023 816,232.12

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Title Document Type Document Date
Climate Change Financing Acceleration Platform: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2020

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Energy Project Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Consulting Firm - QBS Firm - Consulting Closed
Climate change mitigation technology project database and CCFAP operation designer Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Financing Legal and Regulatory Risk Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy Project Development Expert 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 6560 30 Jun 2021 China Beijing Green Exchange in association with Beijing Green Finance Association | F5, Building 1, Yard No.1 Yuetannan Stre Xicheng District, Beijing, China Min of Ecology &Environment,Dept of Climate Change 895,670.00

Procurement Plan

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