Regional: Delivering a Climate Change Strategy for Central and West Asia

Sovereign Project | 56025-001

This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the delivery of a Climate Change Strategy and an Action Plan for Central and West Asia to strengthen integration of climate change considerations in Asian Development Banks (ADB) financed interventions in the developing member countries (DMCs) of the region. It will prepare robust climate mitigation and adaptation pipelines aligned with the Paris Agreement and responsive to DMCs climate change priorities. The TA will support interventions on departmental, sectoral and country levels with key activities including development of a regional strategy, upstream climate assessments, climate pipeline development, government dialogues and capacity building.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Maass, Malte
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Delivering a Climate Change Strategy for Central and West Asia
Project Number 56025-001
Country / Economy Regional
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6932-REG: Delivering a Climate Change Strategy for Central and West Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management

Education / Education sector development - social protection initiatives

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Health / Health sector development and reform

Public sector management / Public administration

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the delivery of a Climate Change Strategy and an Action Plan for Central and West Asia to strengthen integration of climate change considerations in Asian Development Banks (ADB) financed interventions in the developing member countries (DMCs) of the region. It will prepare robust climate mitigation and adaptation pipelines aligned with the Paris Agreement and responsive to DMCs climate change priorities. The TA will support interventions on departmental, sectoral and country levels with key activities including development of a regional strategy, upstream climate assessments, climate pipeline development, government dialogues and capacity building.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Climate change is a major challenge as the CWRD region is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and hosts some of the most energy intensive economies. Many CWRD DMCs have set ambitious decarbonization targets. Yet these DMCs face considerable capacity challenges to effectively operationalize these commitments and the transition to a climate-resilient and low-carbon development pathway. The key challenges for systematic climate change mainstreaming in the region are (i) insufficient information of climate change impacts, (ii) limited technical capacity of DMCs and CWRD staff to integrate climate aspects into project design, and (iii) lack of identification of entry points for climate investments across sectors and modalities. More upstream climate assessments are required to support DMCs to increase climate relevance of projects, ensure alignment with the Paris Agreement, and develop more adaptation investments predicated on climate outcomes. Linking ADB's investments with climate priorities of its DMCs will require a coherent strategy, increased climate capacity of DMC officials, and enhanced technical support for all sectors.
Impact

Low-carbon development and climate resilience in CWRD region advanced

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Climate change strategy for CWRD DMCs operationalized

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Climate change strategy including action plan for CWRD DMCs finalized

Upstream climate assessments and opportunities for scaled up climate finance in key sectors supported

Technical capacity to integrate climate considerations and priorities in investment programming strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Armenia - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - 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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A firm, as well as five international and four national individual consultants, will be engaged to implement the TA. The recruitment of individual consultants is required to secure specialists with specific qualifications for target sectors and/or subsectors and . The CWER TA team will be responsible for overall coordination and supervision of the consultants, who will be recruited in two phases. The firm and the international senior climate change specialist (also the TA coordinator) will be recruited first. They will identify priority DMCs and sectors and/or subsectors and develop a detailed plan of activities in the identified sectors and/or subsectors and DMCs. In the second phase, the remaining individual consultants will be recruited. The international senior sector climate change specialists will be engaged for sector-specific technical support.
Procurement Equipment to be procured includes laptops, software, and digital materials and associated services.
Responsible ADB Officer Maass, Malte
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 May 2022
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 26 Jul 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Jul 2022

TA 6932-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Jul 2022 - 26 Jul 2022 31 Dec 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 03 Aug 2022 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Capacity building, communication, and climate strategy Firm - Consulting Closed 02 Nov 2022 30 Nov 2022
Senior Climate Change Specialist and TA Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Oct 2022 20 Oct 2022

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