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Credit policy of China Minsheng Bank on biodiversity

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China Minsheng Bank regards biodiversity credit policy as a separate section in its annual credit policy. It was clearly required that the natural carrying capacity should be taken as the foundation, and prioritising protection and insisting natural recovery as the principle. 

Conventions such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on Wetlands, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora should be followed.

 More financial support should be given to areas such as integrated protection and systematic governance of mountains, forests, fields, lakes, grass and sand, protection of wild animals and plants, fisheries, wetlands, natural reserves, in-situ and ex-situ conservation of biological diversity, major projects for biological diversity protection, protection and benefit sharing of biological genetic resources, conservation of species and ecosystem diversity, etc. 

China Minsheng Bank incorporated biodiversity risk as an important risk category into the comprehensive risk management framework, established the biodiversity risk prevention and control mechanism at industry, region and project levels, considered biodiversity protection factors in the whole process of risk management and control such as credit access, paid close attention to the impact of relevant projects on biodiversity, identified and assessed ecological footprints arising from investment and financing activities, avoided and controlled relevant risks triggered by biodiversity factors, established risk mitigation measures, and comprehensively improved the governance, prevention and control of biodiversity risks.