China, People's Republic of: Research on Methane Emission Reduction in Agriculture
The knowledge and support TA will identify the priority actions to be undertaken by the government of the PRC to reduce methane emissions from agriculture. Climate change adaptation and mitigation is one of the three strategic priorities of ADB's support to the PRC, which underscores the importance of promoting low-carbon development through institutional strengthening and policy reforms.
Schinn, Dustin S.
East Asia Department
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China, People's Republic of
- Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Project Name||Research on Methane Emission Reduction in Agriculture|
|Country / Economy||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural solid waste management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The knowledge and support TA will identify the priority actions to be undertaken by the government of the PRC to reduce methane emissions from agriculture. Climate change adaptation and mitigation is one of the three strategic priorities of ADB's support to the PRC, which underscores the importance of promoting low-carbon development through institutional strengthening and policy reforms.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The PRC government has been actively engaged in the global efforts to address climate change. In 2015, the PRC ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change. In September 2020, President Xi Jinping announced that the PRC will strengthen its nationally determined contributions by aiming to peak carbon emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. Climate change adaptation and mitigation is also regarded as a major challenge to the rural vitalization in the PRC. The annual No.1 Central Policy Document on Agriculture and Rural Development released on 22 February 2022 called for integrated solutions to support climate change mitigation and rural vitalization in the PRC.
Agriculture sector accounts for approximately 10% of the total GHG emissions in the PRC. GHG emissions from agriculture sector increased by 18% between 1990 and 2018 and methane emissions from beef and rice production are the major contributors to the growth in GHG emissions. Methane emissions from the agriculture sector account for 42% of the total CH4 emissions in the PRC and around 12%15% of global methane emissions from the agriculture sector. With increasing demand for livestock products in the PRC, methane emissions from the agriculture sector are expected to increase unless the sector adopts new technologies to reduce the intensity of methane emissions through awareness raising and developing enabling institutional and policy environment. At the same time, the reduction of methane emission from agriculture needs be achieved, while ensuing stable food supply to consumers and adequate farm income to producers. Integrated technical and business models are required to reduce emissions from agriculture in a wider rural development context.
Insufficient understanding of challenges and opportunities to mitigate the methane emission from agriculture is a fundamental constraint for the PRC government to develop evidence-based policy strategy and action plan to mitigate methane emissions from agriculture. Moreover, lack of knowledge and capacity to adopt climate-smart technologies at the farm level and to design an integrated policy is a significant constraint to scale up the PRC's efforts to reduce GHG emissions from agriculture. Knowledge sharing activities on domestic and international best practice and focused trainings on climate-smart production practice would enhance agriculture sector's capacity to contribute to the PRC's climate change mitigation target.
Agriculture sector's contribution to realizing carbon neutrality by 2060 in the PRC enhanced
|Description of Outcome||
Institutional and policy framework to reduce agricultural methane emissions improved
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Challenges and opportunities to reduce agricultural methane emissions identified
Policy recommendation and technical guidelines to reduce agricultural methane emissions prepared
Knowledge and skills on reducing agricultural methane emissions enhanced
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||A consulting firm will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection method, using a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 and biodata technical proposal according to the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Schinn, Dustin S.|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD|
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
|Concept Clearance||16 Aug 2022|
|Fact Finding||29 Aug 2022 to 29 Aug 2022|
|Approval||21 Nov 2022|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||22 Nov 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|21 Nov 2022||14 Dec 2022||14 Dec 2022||30 Nov 2024||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|300,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||300,000.00||04 Jan 2023||0.00|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Research on Methane Emission Reduction in Agriculture: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2022|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National Agriculture Climate Change Mitigation Specialist (Livestock) and Team Leader||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Nov 2022||10 Dec 2022|
|International Agriculture Climate Change Mitigation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Nov 2022||10 Dec 2022|
|National Agriculture Climate Change Mitigation Specialist (Crop)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Nov 2022||10 Dec 2022|
|National Policy and Institution Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Nov 2022||10 Dec 2022|
|National Project Coordinator and Capacity Building Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Nov 2022||10 Dec 2022|
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