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Oxfam Report on Climate Change

Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 by lee | 0 Comments

Climate change, people, and poverty

This new Report form Oxfam combines the latest scientific observations on climate change, with evidence from the communities Oxfam works with in almost 100 countries around the world, to reveal how the changing climate is already hitting poor people hard.

The report outlines evidence of how climate change is affecting every issue linked to poverty and development from access to food and water to health and security.

Copies of the Report can be found at - Click here to go to the Oxfam site

More impetus to ethical investment

Reports such as this highlight the desperate need for more people to invest ethically.  Until the investment community wakes up and accepts that it is having a direct, and for the most part negative, impact on the lives of billions on this planet, there will be little real change.  The financial system underpins every form of human rights abuse and environmental degradation, all in the name of profit.  An example of the worst excesses of capitalism.

Ethical Investment, on the other hand, is an example of good capitalism; investors are seeking profit on their money, but not from the abuse of human rights or the destruction of our own planet.


Can ethical investment really make a difference?

If you are concerned about the issues raised in the Oxfam report, are you going to act and invest ethically?  If not, why not?  This isn’t something that you can leave to someone else.


What now?

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