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LESSONS:

People’s Republic of China: Coal Mine Methane Development Project

sector: Energy | country: China, People’s Republic of

Lessons in the project completion report (PCR) noted that the use of modern technologies to capture methane gas can produce attractive returns while addressing the issues of climate change, energy security, and mine safety. Strong commitment and ownership of the project proponents are critical to the success of a demonstration project that uses the latest technologies. Flexibility in project design can also contribute to project success because changes not anticipated during project design and approval can adversely affect the project. The project demonstrated ADB’s ability to design and formulate projects that provide large greenhouse gas mitigation and other environmental benefits. This validation concurs with the PCR’s lessons and has no other lessons to offer.

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