Climate-Smart Mining for a New Climate Economy (ADB-57273-001)

Regions
  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Mongolia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
U
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 13, 2023
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
Government of Mongolia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Energy
  • Industry and Trade
  • Law and Government
  • Mining
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services, Grant
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jan 17, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Dec 13, 2023


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Project Description
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According to the ADB, the technical assistance (TA) will leverage Asian Development Bank knowledge, finance, and partnerships to support Mongolia in strengthening the development of export-oriented low-carbon industries, including rare earth minerals required for renewable energy technology manufacturing. The TA will enhance Mongolia's capacity for effective low-carbon industrial strategy and planning, identify barriers and opportunities for finance mobilization, propose a package of policy reforms needed for scaling up opportunities and addressing barriers, and develop a work plan for the government to provide proof of concept and build stakeholder support for an industrial green economy transformation focused on critical minerals and other metals needed to fuel the global race to net-zero.
The TA will support the development of an enabling environment that is aimed at catalyzing mid- to long-term investments focused on long-term climate goals, based on context-specific opportunities for job creation, human capital development and economic growth in Mongolia, and identify a suite of potential financing mechanisms and approaches that could unlock the required investments at scale.
The project is will enable climate-smart mining for a new climate economy by 2050, in line with Mongolia's Vision 2050.

Investment Description
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Contact Information
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ADB Team Leader:

Dustin Schinn - Climate Change Specialist

No contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Executing Agency - Ministry of Economy and Development:

Website: http://en.med.gov.mn/

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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB

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