China, People's Republic of: Research on Methane Emission Reduction in Agriculture

Sovereign Project | 56051-001

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 Details

  • Project Officer
    Schinn, Dustin S.
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Research on Methane Emission Reduction in Agriculture
Project Number 56051-001
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6995-PRC: Research on Methane Emission Reduction in Agriculture
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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.

Impact

Agriculture sector's contribution to realizing carbon neutrality by 2060 in the PRC enhanced

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Institutional and policy framework to reduce agricultural methane emissions improved

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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)
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
Business Opportunities
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
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Aug 2022
Fact Finding 29 Aug 2022 to 29 Aug 2022
MRM -
Approval 21 Nov 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Nov 2022

TA 6995-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Nov 2022 14 Dec 2022 14 Dec 2022 30 Nov 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
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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Tenders

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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