Developing Partnerships for Knowledge Sharing on Natural Capital Investment in the Yangtze River Eco (ADB-53301-001)

Countries
  • China
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Nation-wide
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Oct 15, 2019
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Borrower
People's Republic of China
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Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.23 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.23 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jan 10, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 6, 2019


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Project Description

According to the bank document, the small-scale knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) amounting to $225,000 will be financed on a grant basis by the People's Republic of China (PRC) Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund (PRCF) and administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The TA is aligned with the following impact: More developing member countries (DMCs) benefited from the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB) knowledge sharing with the partnership initiative established by the TA. The TA will have the following outcome: international partnership for the YREB knowledge sharing established. The TA has the following three outputs:

Output 1: International partnership initiative for knowledge sharing on natural capital investment in the YREB developed. T

Output 2: Workshops to develop the partnership and consultation on the initiative organized.

The potential international partners may include the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; Global Environment Facility; International River Foundation; World Bank; watershed management organizations; and related representatives from the governments, banks or institutes in the DMCs.

Output 3: Partnership initiative officially launched. After an agreement with international partners, this output will involve the hosting of a workshop in the PRC, such as the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development's (CCICED) annual general meeting in mid-2020 or a side event at the Community of Practice's (COP15) Convention on Biodiversity tentatively scheduled in October 2020 in Kunming, Yunnan Province of the PRC.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund (cofinancing funding) US$ 0.23 million 

Contact Information

Executing Agencies

Ministry of Ecology and Environment former "Ministry of Environmental Protection"
115 Xizhimen Nanxiaojie, Beijing

*There is no further information being disclosed at this stage of the project*

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