Modeling Urban Low-Carbon Development in Xiangtan (ADB-49018-001)

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Aug 26, 2015
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$ 0.40 million
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$ 0.40 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 27, 2016

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The proposed TA aims to assist the government in promoting energy efficiency and decreased per capita gross domestic product carbon emission in Xiangtan. This will be achieved by assisting the government in (i) creating an inventory of current Xiangtan GHG emission, including all major sectors; (ii) creating an LCD index system for Xiangtan to measure environmentally friendly and LCD; (iii) establishing a GHG monitoring and accounting system; and (iv) creating a Xiangtan LCD strategy and implementation plan (LCD road map for Xiangtan) which could be used by similar small- and medium-sized cities in the PRC.


Carbon emission per capita GDP in Xiangtan decreased. Energy consumption per unit of GDP in Xiangtan decreased.


It is expected that 24 person-months (7 international and 17 national) of consulting services will be required (see the table below for a list of required project expertise). The consulting firm will be selected by (i) inviting simplified technical proposals, and (ii) using the quality- and cost-based selection method, with a quality cost ratio of 90:10. The consultants' terms of reference are in Appendix 3. The TA requires highly qualified international and national experts in the fields of LCD, energy management, and climate change mitigation. These experts will be required to demonstrate strong experience in and familiarity with climate change mitigation and policies for cities in the context of the PRC and Asia. The consultants will be engaged according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in accordance with the Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

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Xiangtan Municipal Government
TAN Wenshang, Executive Vice Mayor
The People's Bldg, Furong Road

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