China, People's Republic of : Shandong Qixia Ecological Conservation Demonstration Project

Sovereign Project | 56217-001

Extending across seven provinces and two autonomous regions, the Yellow River Ecological Corridor (YREC) comprises the second largest river basin in the People's Republic of China (PRC) with a population of 120 million. The basin is critical for food security yet faces complex ecological and environmental challenges. The region suffers from severe water scarcity, impacts from climate change and environmentally unsustainable development. The Government of the PRC has prepared the Yellow River Basin Ecological Protection and High-Quality Development Plan, 20212035, to prioritize ecological protection and promote high-quality green development. To achieve these goals, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) initiated the YREC program, which advances an integrated approach to natural resources management, ecological conservation, and climate change to support high-quality green development through institutional strengthening and policy reforms, knowledge and innovation, and private sector solutions.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kimura, Shingo
    Sectors Group
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  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Shandong Qixia Ecological Conservation Demonstration Project
Project Number 56217-001
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Shandong Qixia Ecological Conservation Demonstration Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Operational Priorities OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Forestry - Land-based natural resources management - Rural flood protection - Rural solid waste management - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description Extending across seven provinces and two autonomous regions, the Yellow River Ecological Corridor (YREC) comprises the second largest river basin in the People's Republic of China (PRC) with a population of 120 million. The basin is critical for food security yet faces complex ecological and environmental challenges. The region suffers from severe water scarcity, impacts from climate change and environmentally unsustainable development. The Government of the PRC has prepared the Yellow River Basin Ecological Protection and High-Quality Development Plan, 20212035, to prioritize ecological protection and promote high-quality green development. To achieve these goals, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) initiated the YREC program, which advances an integrated approach to natural resources management, ecological conservation, and climate change to support high-quality green development through institutional strengthening and policy reforms, knowledge and innovation, and private sector solutions. This project will play a demonstrative role to promote high-quality green development as part of the YREC program.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Qixia City is a county level city under the administration of Yantai City in Shandong Province. With its rich natural environment of extensive forest-covered mountains and river systems, Qixia City area serves as an important area of water source in the region. The secure maintenance of water sources and ecological environmental protection have a great significance to sustainable development of the entire Yantai City. Environmental degradation and weak ecological resilience are key concerns including worsening air, water, and soil quality; degraded forestry and vegetation cover; and river systems with high sedimentation. The local economic activities, particularly from agriculture and mining, have damaged Qixia's ecological systems through nonpoint source pollution and unsustainable use and overextraction of natural resources. More frequent extreme weather and natural hazards due to climate change are exacerbating environmental degradation, for example through its impacts on the hydrological cycle

Impact

Ecological restoration and ecological quality improvement in key regions crucial to national ecological security promoted

Outcome

Ecological resilience and rural livelihoods in Yantai City enhanced

Outputs

Institutional capacity and coordination on integrated ecosystem management strengthened

Knowledge sharing and policy reforms on integrated ecosystem management supported

Green circular agriculture model established

Natural capital protected and rehabilitated

Geographical Location Nation-wide, Shandong
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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 in accordance with the Asian Development Bank's 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 Kimura, Shingo
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
Qixia City Government
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Jun 2023
Fact Finding 06 Dec 2023 to 15 Dec 2023
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Feb 2024

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Title Document Type Document Date
Shandong Qixia Ecological Conservation Demonstration Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jun 2023

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