Innovating Eco-Compensation Mechanisms in Yangtze River Basin (ADB-55006-001)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • China
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Specific Location
Guizhou, Sichuan, and Yunnan provinces, Chishui, Renhuai, and Xishui counties, Zunyi City
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 9, 2022
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Government of the People's Republic of China
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Climate and Environment
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 8.07 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 11, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Dec 12, 2022

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Project Description
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The knowledge and support technical assistance will support the Government of the People's Republic of China in innovating eco-compensation mechanisms in the Yangtze River basin through: (i) providing policy advice on an eco-compensation framework for healthy ecosystems in the Yangtze River basin; (ii) enhancing measures to protect biodiversity and enable eco-compensation in Chishui River basin; (iii) enhancing agricultural practices and skills for plastic pollution reduction and enabling of eco-compensation in the Yangtze River basin; and (iv) strengthening knowledge management, strategic partnerships, sustainable financing, and performance monitoring.

Investment Description
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The project is funded through the Global Environment Facility.

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Responsible ADB Officer:

Silvia Cardascia - Water Resources Specialist, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division

No available contacts at the time of disclosure.

Executing Agency - National Development and Reform Commission of China:

Address: 38.S.Yuetan Street, Beijing, China

Implementing Agencies:

Ministry of Agriculture and Cultural Affairs of China

Address: No.11 Nongzhanguan Nanli, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China (100125)
Telephone: +86-10-59193366

National Forestry and Grassland Administration



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