Regional : Advance Sustainable Clean Energy Network for Development

Sovereign Project | 58010-001

The proposed TA aims to support the development of diversified and responsible critical mineral (CM) and clean energy technology (CET) manufacturing supply chains by providing knowledge solutions, creating a platform for policy dialogue, and supporting capacity building for the creation of a financing facility. It adopts a comprehensive approach encompassing integration of CM production with regional CET supply chains, creating enabling environments for domestic value addition, promoting regional policy dialogues, and catalyzing finance to develop diverse and resilient CM and CET supply chains. The TA is aligned with ADB's Climate Change Action Plan 2023-2030 and Strategy 2030's Operational Priorities 1, 3, and 7. It is included in the 2024 pipeline of the Regional Cooperation and Integration and Trade Division (CCRC) of the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department (CCSD) and the Energy Sector of the Sectors Group.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Jeong, Kwang Jo
    Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name
Advance Sustainable Clean Energy Network for Development
Project Number
58010-001
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Indonesia
  • Mongolia
  • Uzbekistan
  • Viet Nam
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10312-REG: Advance Sustainable Clean Energy Network for Development (ASCEND)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 250,000.00
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 1.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation

  • Industry and trade / Trade and services

Gender
Some gender elements
Description
The proposed TA aims to support the development of diversified and responsible critical mineral (CM) and clean energy technology (CET) manufacturing supply chains by providing knowledge solutions, creating a platform for policy dialogue, and supporting capacity building for the creation of a financing facility. It adopts a comprehensive approach encompassing integration of CM production with regional CET supply chains, creating enabling environments for domestic value addition, promoting regional policy dialogues, and catalyzing finance to develop diverse and resilient CM and CET supply chains. The TA is aligned with ADB's Climate Change Action Plan 2023-2030 and Strategy 2030's Operational Priorities 1, 3, and 7. It is included in the 2024 pipeline of the Regional Cooperation and Integration and Trade Division (CCRC) of the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department (CCSD) and the Energy Sector of the Sectors Group.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The net-zero transition has highlighted the vital role played by CM and CET manufacturing supply chains. CM extraction and processing and CET manufacturing capacities will need to expand significantly to meet the time-bound global goals of tripling renewable energy capacity by 2030 under the UAE Consensus adopted at COP 28. CM and CET manufacturing supply chains are currently characterized by (i) high levels of geographic concentration; (ii) low levels of value addition and investments in mid-stream manufacturing due to a poor enabling environment and financial risks (including volatile mineral prices); (iii) significant environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues; and (iv) long project lead times. These result in high vulnerability to disruptions caused by geopolitical, trade tensions, and other risks. There is a potential to bring together resource-rich and resource-seeking countries in Asia and the Pacific to achieve the common goal of developing diversified and responsible CM and CET manufacturing supply chains. The proposed TA aims to address these critical binding constraints and facilitate the implementation of ADB's Climate Change Action Plan 2023-2030 through upstream (CM-CET diagnostics), midstream (strong engagement and policy dialogue with government counterparts), and downstream (design and implementation of sector reforms and investment road maps to address climate priorities) engagements.
Impact

Development of diversified, responsible, and sustainable Critical Minerals and CET manufacturing supply chains supported

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

DMCs' capacity for developing diverse and responsible critical mineral and CET manufacturing supply chains enhanced

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Opportunities for supporting diversified and responsible critical mineral and CET supply chains identified

Policy dialogues and regional cooperation on critical minerals and CET manufacturing supply chain development increased

Project pipeline on critical minerals and CETs developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Indonesia - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - 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
ADB will engage a mix of international and national consulting firms, research and technical institutions, individual consultants, and resource persons. ADB will engage consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement
No procurement will be done.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Jeong, Kwang Jo
Responsible ADB Department
Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
Responsible ADB Division
Regional Cooperation and Integration and Trade Division (CCRC)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
27 Mar 2024
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
28 Jun 2024
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
02 Jul 2024

Funding

TA 10312-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 30 Sep 2028 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
250,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
12 Jul 2024 0.00

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Title Document Type Document Date
Advance Sustainable Clean Energy Network for Development: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Jun 2024

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Analyst Individual - Consulting Active
Project Manager Individual - Consulting Active

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.