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October 17 headlines
Fossil fuel industry supported by a ‘toxic triangle’ that puts 400 million at risk
Political inertia, financial short-termism and vested fossil fuel interests have formed a “toxic triangle” that threatens to push up global temperatures, putting 400 million people at risk of hunger and drought by 2060, Oxfam said on Friday, a week before a European Union summit to finalise a new climate and energy policy framework. Guardian.
Government to consider new peer-to-peer lending ISA
The government is considering a new tax free individual savings account (ISA). The plan is to create one for people who lend money direct to borrowers over the the internet using peer-to-peer lending sites, adding to the two longstanding ISAs for cash and shares. BBC.
ANU’s share divestment based on sound research, says adviser
The advice behind the Australian National University’s (ANU’s) divestment from seven resource companies was sound and is not about to be changed, the head of the responsible investment advisory company has insisted after a two-week controversy over the decision. Guardian.
UN appeals for funds to fight ebola
UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has launched a fresh appeal for financing to contain the spread of the Ebola virus in west Africa after the global body received only 1 per cent of $1bn sought for a rapid response fund to tackle the escalating crisis. FT.
Ebola is in headlines, but tobacco also kills in Africa Guardian Sustainable Business Network.
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