SNAPP TEAM:BRI Biodiversity Toolkit
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What tools can help make sure the Chinese Belt and Road supports biodiversity conservation as well as human well-being?
Team Status: ONGOING
Team Critical Challenge:
  • Develop a toolkit that the finance sector and relevant companies can use to develop and deploy their biodiversity safeguards on-the-ground, and which can help them meet global standards to address biodiversity risks and the impacts of their investments


  • Engage with policymakers, companies and practitioners from financial institutions to ensure the toolkit is practical and adaptable for targeted BRI stakeholders in the government, business and the finance sectors


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New Standard in China Launched for Financial Institutions on Biodiversity Risk Management

This press release announces the launch of a Standard for Financial Institutions on Biodiversity Risks Management, a key initial input for the BRI Biodiversity Toolkit working group. The Standard provides specifics 1) to screen potential biodiversity risks along the life cycle of any project before a decision on loans or investment, and 2) to measure actions which should be supervised by financial institutions to avoid or mitigate these risks.

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Aili Kang 
Wildlife Conservation Society 
Ray Victurine
Wildlife Conservation Society
Lan Hong
Renmin University of China
Amrei von Hase
Wildlife Conservation Society
Chen Chen
Shan Shui Conservation Center
Chen Chuanqi
Renmin University
Gilles Kleitz
Agence Française de Développement
Guy Debonnet
UNESCO World Heritage Center
Joe Kiesecker
The Nature Conservancy
Li Xia
Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Sebastian Valdivieso
Wildlife Conservation Society
Sun Lihui
China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers & Exporters
Tang Dingding
Chinese Society for Environmental Science
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