The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the efforts of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in scaling up its investment in climate change adaptation in all 14 Pacific developing member countries (DMCs). It will do so by building on past and ongoing ADB efforts in the Pacific. These efforts include climate-proofing infrastructure investments; supporting the development of small-value renewable energy projects for mitigating emissions; designing water sector adaptation investments; facilitating greater flows of climate finance into the region; providing a range of financial products for disaster and emergency assistance, from initial disaster response to recovery and reconstruction; and supporting policy and capacity development interventions to reduce climate change and disaster risks
|Project Name||Support to Climate Resilient Investment Pathways in the Pacific|
Micronesia, Federated States of
Papua New Guinea
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform
Public sector management / Social protection initiatives
Transport / Transport policies and institutional development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the efforts of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in scaling up its investment in climate change adaptation in all 14 Pacific developing member countries (DMCs). It will do so by building on past and ongoing ADB efforts in the Pacific. These efforts include climate-proofing infrastructure investments; supporting the development of small-value renewable energy projects for mitigating emissions; designing water sector adaptation investments; facilitating greater flows of climate finance into the region; providing a range of financial products for disaster and emergency assistance, from initial disaster response to recovery and reconstruction; and supporting policy and capacity development interventions to reduce climate change and disaster risks|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Recent reviews of ADB's current climate risk assessment system have identified a need to shift ADB support further upstream to enable a more strategic analysis of climate risks and climate programming at the country, thematic, and sector levels. To date, the system has primarily focused on project-specific support, which is still necessary but needs to take on a more holistic approach to better help the DMCs respond to growing climate threats.
ADB and its Pacific DMCs need an upstream and multifaceted approach for several reasons, including: (i) the multitude of climate change threats facing Pacific countries, including rising sea levels and associated coastal inundation and erosion, more intense cyclones and extreme rainfall events, longer droughts, and weakened marine ecosystems from bleaching and acidification; (ii) the immediacy of the risks, including the lack of fresh water in low-lying communities, with sea incursions polluting once-reliable water sources; (iii) recent evidence suggesting that sea level rise is accelerating faster than previous projections, because of rapid melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets; (iv) the multifaceted impacts of climate change, including economic and financial impacts (sovereign credit profiles are already being influenced by climate extremes, and markets are starting to price-in future climate change); (v) the wide-ranging, immediate, and exacerbating impacts of climate change that accentuate existing vulnerabilities in Pacific countries because of their small size, isolation, narrow economic bases, limited resources, and dependence on trade; and (vi) the small likelihood that Pacific DMCs on their own will address planned adaptation, because many barriers (including information, economic, financial and investment barriers) make it difficult to plan and implement adaptation actions; thus, barrier removal provides a strong justification for ADB to support DMCs in strategic climate resilience planning.
|Impact||Resilience to climate change impacts and associated risks in Pacific DMCs is improved across built infrastructure, ecosystems and communities|
|Description of Outcome||Systemic resilient adaptation pathways in the Pacific increased|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Access to climate change information improved for strategic decision-making
Planning and policy development processes enhanced to better adapt to a changing climate
Projects and programs supported, with focus on upstream inputs and partnership building
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide; Niue - Nation-wide; Palau - Nation-wide; Papua New Guinea - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The Energy Division will supervise and oversee recruitment of international consulting firms and individual consultants. Firms will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a 90:10 quality-cost ratio through simplified technical proposal. Three climate change and disaster risk management specialists (two international and one national), one international climate change scientist, and one national project coordinator will be recruited following ADB's individual consultant selection. Over its course, the TA may require other international climate change and disaster risk management specialists; experts in the field of natural resources assessment and management, including in water, coral reefs, and forests; a climate change economist; and an expert on GIS. The TA will develop detailed terms of reference for each specific assignment to support consultant selection. The TA might also use direct contracting when deemed appropriate for very specialized expertise and will consider output-based (with fixed or lump sum out-of-pocket expenses) and/or full lump sum contracts for consulting services, where appropriate, with the concurrence of the Procurement, Portfolio, and Financial Management Department.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||O'Brien, Noelle|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PAEN|
|Concept Clearance||20 Oct 2020|
|Approval||15 Dec 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||21 Dec 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|15 Dec 2020||-||15 Dec 2020||31 Dec 2025||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|2,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||15 Dec 2020||0.00|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Support to Climate Resilient Investment Pathways (SCRIPts) in the Pacific: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2020|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Marine Conservation Specialist (Coral Reef Ecosystems)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Feb 2021||12 Feb 2021|
|Senior Marine Conservation Finance Specialist (Coral Reef Ecosystems)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Feb 2021||12 Feb 2021|
|National Climate Change Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Jan 2021||25 Jan 2021|
|Climate Change (CC) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Dec 2020||25 Dec 2020|
|Aquatic Ecologist for Samoa Alaoa Multipurpose Dam Project||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Dec 2020||21 Dec 2020|
|Senior Climate Change Scientist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Nov 2020||06 Dec 2020|
|RETA Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Nov 2020||06 Dec 2020|
|Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Nov 2020||06 Dec 2020|
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