Project Title

APEC Public-Private Dialogue on Green Investment Policy 

Project Year

2017   

Project Number

CTI 15 2017T 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

CTI 15 2017T 

Project Title

APEC Public-Private Dialogue on Green Investment Policy 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

TILF Special Account 

Sub-fund

None 

Project Year

2017 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

100,000 

Co-funding Amount

30,285 

Total Project Value

130,285 

Sponsoring Forum

Investment Experts Group (IEG) 

Topics

Investment 

Committee

Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Viet Nam 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Canada; Indonesia; Peru; Philippines 

Expected Start Date

01/08/2017 

Expected Completion Date

30/04/2018 

Project Proponent Name 1

Pham Quynh Mai 

Job Title 1

Deputy Director General 

Organization 1

Multilateral Trade Policy Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade 

Postal Address 1

54 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ha Noi, Viet Nam 

Telephone 1

84-4 22205422 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

patbeo81@gmail.com; maipq@moit.gov.vn 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Pham Quynh Mai 

Project Summary

It is commonly accepted that achieving low-carbon, climate-resilient (LCR) development is a policy goal of many governments today and investment in built-infrastructure – in the energy, transport, water and building sectors – is central to delivering this. However, there is little policy experience on how to integrate climate and other environmental policy goals into investment policy frameworks and infrastructure planning.

A proposed project that will include two days Public - Private Dialogue on Green Investment Policy aims to: (i) Increase awareness of the public and private sector of the importance of green investment policies; (ii) Provide a ground for the public and private sector to discuss ways to improve domestic investment policies to scale up private sector investments in green infrastructure; (iii) Share best practice of designing policies that drive green investment; (iv) Provide networking platform among key stakeholders in the public and private sector related to green investment.

The Dialogue is expected to be held in Viet Nam in 2018.

Relevance

Relevance - APEC: Climate change and other environmental issues are very important concerns of member economies. To successfully tackle this issue, it requires urgent policy action across both developed and developing economies to achieve low-carbon, climate resilient development. It is also commonly accepted that achieving low-carbon, climate-resilient (LCR) development is a policy goal of many governments today and investment in built-infrastructure – in the energy, transport, water and building sectors – is central to delivering this.

Most APEC member economies have actively invested in green growth, however maintaining the pace requires a great deal of funding due to high upfront costs, the nature of capital intensity and other regulatory factors. More supportive and stable policy and regulatory framework are needed to mobilize investments from the private sector so as for the public and private sector to work together towards a mutual goal of sustainable green growth. Green investment policy, therefore, plays an important role as it engages various factors such as goal setting and policy alignment, policy and incentives for LCR, harnessing resources and building capacity for a LCR economy, promoting green business and consumer behavior etc. This project will help to provide a ground for both sectors to discuss best practices to design such policies.

Most APEC member economies can benefit from this project. APEC economies are experiencing flourishing urbanization and can learn from recommendations on incorporating climate and environmental goals in the policy and regulatory framework to drive private investment and public-private partnership from the Dialogue. Thus, the Dialogue’s outcomes can directly support the APEC economies with their transition into green, sustainable, energy-efficient, low-carbon and climate resilient development. 

Relevance – Rank: The proposed project falls under “Rank 1: Infrastructure Development and Investment, including through Public-Private Partnership”. The project mainly focuses on supporting member economies to design policies that drive infrastructure development and investment. The project also provides a ground for the public and private sector to openly discuss and network each other, in turn facilitate the possibility of Public-Private Partnership in this area. This project is also linked to “Rank 2, Sustainable Growth: urbanization to growth, including smart city and live-friendly cooperation” and “Energy efficiency, energy security and energy resiliency including the development of low carbon technology and alternative energy sources” as it focuses on mobilizing investment to achieve sustainable development through infrastructure in the energy, transport, water and building sectors.

Objectives

1)  Increase awareness of the public and private sector of the importance of green investment policies;

2)  Provide a ground for the public and private sector to discuss ways to improve domestic investment policies to scale up private sector investments in green infrastructure;

3)  Share best practice of designing policies that drive green investment; and

4)  Provide networking platform among key stakeholders in the public and private sector related to green investment.

Alignment

In 2016, APEC Economic Leaders recognized “that more work needs to be done to improve the existing trade and investment conditions, as progress has been uneven across the region.” In addition, in 2016, APEC Ministers also reiterated that “In the context of the APEC Strategy for Strengthening Quality Growth, it is also important to promote sustainable investment in APEC economies” and “Our actions in these areas will protect human health and the environment, provide incentives for investments in green growth, and promote the global transformation required for a low carbon economy.” This project is in line with instructions from APEC Leaders and Ministers as it is expected to integrate climate and other environmental policy goals into investment policy frameworks and infrastructure planning.

TILF/ASF Justification

This Project addresses to 4. Investment of Section C of the Osaka Action Agenda “APEC economies will achieve free and open investment in the Asia-Pacific region by facilitating investment activities through, inter-alia, technical assistance and cooperation”. This project is an effort to enhance cooperation and provide a platform for dialogues on green investment policy.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:  

Output

Description

Dialogue

A 2-day Dialogue held in Viet Nam in the second (third) quarter of 2018

(Rough idea of Dialogue agenda)

Exchange views on the importance of green investment policies, case sharing of each members among public and private sectors

Discuss ways to improve domestic investment policies to scale up private sector investments in green infrastructure

Share best practice of designing policies in the area of green investment

Provide suggestions

Dialogue’s report

A summary report with outcomes and recommendations from the Dialogue will be presented to IEG. Such report will be composed of the following, but not limited to, sections: introduction of the project; briefings of the presentations made at the Dialogue, including best practices (if any); briefings on discussions at the Dialogue; suggested recommendations made by Dialogue attendants and the project consultant.

Recommendations

Participants at the Dialogue will provide recommendations for APEC on next steps through 2018 and beyond.

A network includes speakers and participants

This network will be built from the Dialogue.

Outcomes: Based on the Dialogue’s presentations, discussions and recommendations, the Organizers hope that Dialogue participants can enhance their capacities and knowledge on green investment policy. Therefore, one expected outcome of the Dialogue is the application of the Dialogue knowledge by participants to their future work, including policy-making process.

After the Dialogue, recommendations and inputs may be put forward as inputs for implementing green investment policy individually and collectively.

Beneficiaries: The direct beneficiaries of the project are governments’ officials from APEC economies, who are investment policy makers, legal affairs officers as well as to business representatives and private sectors, who are investors and are directly affected by regulatory framework and policy in infrastructure investment or possess experiences in green investment policy. Academic representatives and representatives from international organizations (OECD, UNEP, ICTSD etc) will also be invited to share their knowledge’s on this issue.

Dissemination

Hard copies (presentations of the Dialogue) will be provided to all the Dialogue's participants.  Electronic publication (presentations of the dialogue and project's summary report) will also be used to disseminate the Dialogue's documents widely.  APEC's official website will be the main one to upload the document (project's summary report).  Electronic copies of the Dialogue presentations and summary report will also be circulated to Dialogue speakers and participants.  All dialogue presentations and materials will be uploaded to google drive (or dropbox) and the link will be shared with speakers and participants to download prior t the Workshop.  All the meeting documents will be uploaded at the Meeting Document Database (MDDB) after the Workshop. Organisers will encourage participants to circulate documents domestically to assure effectiveness in dissemination.  A detailed report of the Dialogue will also be prepared and submitted to the Investment Experts Group.

There are no intention to sell outputs arising from this project.

Gender

Women will be directly and actively involved in the project. Project proponents of this Dialogue are women. The Dialogue organizers will be careful to include women speakers and participants in the Dialogue.  The organizers will encourage women to be involved during the preparatory stage and actual activity. Invitations sent to IEG representatives will take due consideration of gender concerns by encouraging the suggestion and nomination of female speakers and participants.

In addition, the project proponents will ensure that the evaluation forms to be distributed at the end of the Dialogue will include information on gender for disaggregating of data for project assessment and will help in evaluation of specific responses of women and men.

According to a paper conducted by the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality[1], women tend to be more affected by the negative side‐ effects of trade liberalization and are facing bigger challenges than men when it comes to taking advantage of the opportunities of trade and investment offers. Therefore, better and more effective policies and strategies to provide more opportunities for women to reap the benefits from trade and investment facilitation and liberalization.

Last but not least, the Dialogue may include a Session that speakers may brief on women’ issues (or from women’ perspectives). PO expected that at least 40% of Dialogue participants (including speakers) will be female.


[1] http://www.un.org/womenwatch/feature/trade/gender_equality_and_trade_policy.pdf

Work Plan

Below we have a tentative timetable for the implementation of the project: 

Date

Activities

Deliverables

1.     January – March 2018

- Draft program and develop agenda

- Seeking nomination of speakers/participants

Program agenda and topics

April - May 2018

- Send invitation letters

- Venue booking (logistics and documentation)

-  Follow up on participants and speakers

- Draft invitation and admin circular

- Workshop materials

June 2018

-  Two (2) day Workshop in

Host Workshop

July 2018

-  Circulation of draft summary report

-  Final report to be circulated to SMEWG

- Draft report

- nal Report

Risks

Risk

Description

Mitigation

Speakers

Selection of suitable and  prominent candidates with vast experience

Early consultations with international organizations, agencies, and APEC economies in identifying prominent speakers

Cancellation of speakers

Secure back-up speakers for the Dialogue and send immediate invitations when there is a cancellation of speaker(s)

Participants

To get quality and quantity from APEC economies

-   Consult with co-sponsoring economies to set general criteria for participants and highlight it in the General Information document sent to IEG focal points for nominating Dialogue participants. Information will also be shared with relevant APEC committees/ sub-fora such as CTI, TPTWG, EWG as well as ABAC, PECC etc.

Awareness

Dissemination and marketing of the event

To actively market and promote the event through IEG focal points. Information will also be shared with relevant APEC committees/ sub-fora such as CTI, TPTWG, EWG as well as ABAC, PECC etc.

Logistics and facilities

Restricted selection based on capacity and budget

Early reservation and planning

Monitoring and Evaluation

In order to measure progress, project outcomes and impacts/ successes, various indicators may be used in the forms of pre-event survey, after-event evaluation form, project summary report etc. In particular:

Proposed activity

Potential indicators

Public – Private Dialogue

(To announce draft report and discuss recommendations from the report and next steps)

Means: public-private dialogue, evaluation form, participant statistics (number, gender, economies, level), stakeholder feedback (comments or grades on how well the project met its objectives), number of recommendations adopted, of documents distributed etc.

In the project completion report, there will be data on gender to aggregate for project assessment.

Linkages

APEC Investment Expert Group (IEG) will take the leading role in implementing this project. To take the most advantage, the Organizing Committee will work and send invitations to other fora and working groups namely ABAC, PECC to invite speakers and to make sure that the Dialogue will benefit the right people. International organizations such as OECD, ASEAN, G20 would add much value to the Dialogue’s objectives by sending speakers and experts.

APEC organized “Conference on APEC Green Energy Finance” in 2016. This Dialogue will be differed as it focused on green growth and infrastructure. This is a valuable opportunities for active discussions between the public and private sectors on green investment policy.

APEC’s comparative advantage: APEC is the best source of funding for this project because APEC has been working actively on investment agenda. The results of the Dialogue will contribute to the overall APEC work.

Sustainability

Speakers and participants will be encouraged to present their experiences and recommendations on green investment policy in the Dialogue.  APEC economies can take in recommendations and spread the experiences and lessons in a wider range. Experts can make use of results or outcomes of this project in expected future projects. Participants can create cooperative network with assistance of the PO as the mean of future exchange of ideas and discussions. Possible future actions to be reflected in the summary report will be discussed at IEG, in close consultations with other related APEC sub-fora.

This contact list of a network including Dialogue’s speakers and participants will be compiled by the PO and circulated to IEG members with the help of Program Director. There will be no cost occurred by this. The summary report will suggest next steps based on the discussions of the Dialogue. Such report will be submitted to IEG.

Project Overseers

1.  Name: Ms Pham Quynh Mai

Organisation: Ministry of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam

Address: 54 Hai Ba Trung street, Ha Noi city, Viet Nam

Tel: +84-24-222-055-22

Fax: +84-24-222-025-25

E-mail: maipq@moit.gov.vn

Ms. Pham Quynh Mai got her Master Degree in the University of Sussex, the United Kingdom. She was the Vice Chair of the CTI in 2006. Since 2011, she has been the Acting Senior Official of Viet Nam for APEC in several APEC Senior Official Meetings.

1.  Name: Ms Vu Lien Huong

Organisation: Ministry of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam

Address: 54 Hai Ba Trung street, Ha Noi city, Viet Nam

Tel: +84-24-222-054-19

Fax: +84-24-222-025-25

E-mail: huongvl@moit.gov.vn and patbeo81@gmail.com

Ms Vu Lien Huong got her Master Degree in the University of Leeds, the United Kingdom. Since 2003, she has been actively engaged in APEC cooperation activities, including those under the Committee on Trade and Investment, SOM supervision, SCE and APEC Ministerial processes etc.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Consultant: will work with speakers and discussants in drafting, revising and finalizing agenda; conduct researches, collect, analyze and synthesize data; develop curriculum for the Dialogue (including mock negotiations); take notes; develop and finalize the report of the Dialogue with recommendations; work as a coordinator in all substantive matters (240 hours total), seek APEC Funding.

Secretaries: will assist consultant to organize the Dialogue (substance and paperwork) (400 hours total), self-fund.

Short-term staffs (clerks): will handle logistic arrangements for the organization of the Dialogue (600 hours total), self-fund.

Waivers

Waiver

Justification

Waiver for advance payment

Travel airfare, per diem for speakers, active participants – to encourage participation in the project.

Waiver to fund governmental officials from non-travel eligible member economies, non-APEC members and representatives of international organizations as speakers for airfare and per diem

Most of the time, even non-travel eligible member economies government officials are subject to budgetary constraints as such, withdrawal of commitment from the project is unavoidable. PO will seek for IEG’s approval in case of non-member participants/speakers attending the Dialogue.

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