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China, People's Republic of: Support for National Ecological Compensation Regulation of the People's Republic of China

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54357-001 Status: Active

The TA is aligned with the following impact: environmental protection and high-quality green growth enhanced. The TA will have the following outcome: quality of national regulation on ecological compensation improved. The three TA outputs include the following:

Output 1: Policy advice on the national eco-compensation regulation finalized. This output will include (i) a review of subnational, national, and international policies and legal and regulatory frameworks in relation to eco-compensation, payment for ecosystem services, and market-based instruments for ecological protection; (ii) identification of key issues of eco-compensation and development of the outline of the national eco-compensation regulation; and (iii) preparation of the draft national eco-compensation regulation.

Project Details

Project Officer
Guo, Dongmei East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Support for National Ecological Compensation Regulation of the People's Republic of China
Project Number 54357-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6595-PRC: Support for National Ecological Compensation Regulation of the People's Republic of China
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 100,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Land-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The TA is aligned with the following impact: environmental protection and high-quality green growth enhanced. The TA will have the following outcome: quality of national regulation on ecological compensation improved. The three TA outputs include the following:

Output 1: Policy advice on the national eco-compensation regulation finalized. This output will include (i) a review of subnational, national, and international policies and legal and regulatory frameworks in relation to eco-compensation, payment for ecosystem services, and market-based instruments for ecological protection; (ii) identification of key issues of eco-compensation and development of the outline of the national eco-compensation regulation; and (iii) preparation of the draft national eco-compensation regulation.

Output 2: Understanding on proposed national eco-compensation regulation increased. This output will include (i) the conduct of consultative workshops combining with inception and interim workshops with relevant stakeholders: the NDRC, line ministries, subnational agencies, local governments, and civil society organizations. Consultations will be undertaken under the guidance of national and international experts to discuss the draft national eco-compensation regulation and the thematic areas proposed under the regulation; and (ii) submission of the draft final national eco-compensation regulation to the State Council for consideration and approval.

Output 3: Knowledge product published and disseminated. This output will include the (i) preparation and publication of a technical policy paper both in English and in Chinese languages, with a focus on key thematic areas proposed under the regulation, including but not limited to scope of the regulation, eco-compensation mechanisms for key ecosystems, transboundary eco-compensation mechanisms, and trading systems among market players; rights and obligations of ecosystem owners, direct users, beneficiaries, and indirect users; local government responsibilities; obligations of stakeholders engaged in eco-compensation, institutional coordination, and policy coherence; correlation between eco-compensation programs and poverty alleviation; and relations between eco-compensation and functional zoning; and (ii) knowledge sharing and dissemination of results in the PRC and other developing member countries of ADB through webinars and outreach knowledge products (i.e., policy briefs, blogs, opinion from editors [op-eds], etc.).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed small-scale knowledge and support TA will support the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) with their drafting of the national ecological compensation (or eco-compensation) regulation of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

ADB conducted a comprehensive study on eco-compensation regulations jointly with the NDRC, which highlighted the need to capture the diversity of subnational experiences; and integrate them into a coherent national regulatory framework. The TA therefore builds on this study, and more broadly builds on ADB's long-term technical experience and partnership with the NDRC. The TA will therefore provide timely and relevant policy advice, while supporting research and building strong synergies with ADB's investment programs in the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the Yellow River Basin.

Impact Environmental protection and high-quality green growth enhanced
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Quality of the national regulation on ecological compensation improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Policy advice on the national eco-compensation regulation finalized

Understanding on proposed national eco-compensation regulation increased

Knowledge product published and disseminated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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 Guo, Dongmei
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
National Development and Reform Commission
No. 38 South Yuetan St.
Beijing 100824
China
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 31 Jul 2020 to 31 Jul 2020
MRM -
Approval 17 Nov 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Nov 2020

TA 6595-PRC

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 - 0.00

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