MM09 Readiness Support for Developing Myanmar’s Green Cities Investment Plans

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services, SO4 Improved air quality, SO5 Supply of ecosystem services ensured, SO6 Enhanced adaptation to climate change
Start Date Q1  Feb 1 2019
End Date q1 Aug 31 2021
Funding Source Earmarked, Core
Actual Budget (USD) 850,220
Budget Percentage 33%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 140,111
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 27,064
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MoNREC)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Green Climate Fund
Name of consortium members, if any Environmental Conservation Department
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
GGGI Project Code : MM09
Project Manager and Staff +
Nicholas Simon Taylor

Senior Officer, Green Cities Project Lead (GCF-MMR) Asia

Aaron Russell

Country Representative, Uzbekistan

Maria Cecilia Paña

Senior Regional Program Officer, Asia at Global Green Growth Institute

Project Overview

Since 2011, Myanmar has engaged in a process of institutional and political reform leading to democratization and is gearing towards rapid socio-economic change and development. Myanmar’s INDC (2015) confirmed its commitment to climate change mitigation, by pursuing a balance between socio-economic development and environmental sustainability objectives. The country will require support from the international community for capacity building and financial resources to implement the INDC actions. Myanmar recognizes a number of important themes for addressing both future emission reductions and adaptation to climate impacts, including the need for sustainable urban development and socially inclusive investments. The number of people living in urban areas will increase to 34.7% by 2030, and 50% by 2040 (MoNREC, 2017). 

The project objective is to support subnational climate change action through development of investment plans for two national priority cities and two secondary cities (to be identified), including policy assessment, stakeholder engagement and assessment of best practices in the ASEAN region. To facilitate implementation of inter-sectoral investment plans and improve Myanmar’s access to climate finance, the project will raise awareness of the private sector and facilitate nomination of national potential direct access entities. This project is aligned with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks and IO3. Improved multi-directional knowledge sharing and learning to empower local and external agents necessary to drive green growth processes in partner governments. 

Project Impacts, Outcomes and Outputs

Impact: N/A 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: N/A 

i. Green Growth Policies:N/A

ii. Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: 

  •  1 capacity building on green cities, 1 exchange visit to learn good practices on green cities, 2 cities level workshops will be conducted. 
  • Total of 8 investment project concept notes from 4 secondary cities will be developed. 

This project expects more outputs to be delivered in 2020/2021 as the project stretches to 2021. 

iv. Implementing Partners

  • Environmental Conservation Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
  • Department of Urban and Housing Development, Ministry of Construction
  • General Administration Department, Ministry of Office of the Union Government
  • Directorate of Industrial Supervision & Inspection, Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry
  • Foreign Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations
  • Directorate of Investment Company Administration, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations
  • Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems, Ministry of Transport and Communications
  • Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
  • Department of Electric Power Planning, Ministry of Electricity and Energy
  • Accounts Department, Central Bank
  • Project Bank
  • Nay Pyi Taw City Council
  • Bago Regional Government
  • Ayeyarwady Regional Government
  • Shan State Government