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Fossil Fuel Forum - Rod Oram

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Published on Sep 3, 2013

On 5 September 2013. the Auckland Diocese of the Anglican Church will be deciding whether to divest its funds from the fossil fuel industry. Over the coming months, Anglican Dioceses all around the country will also be voting on this crucial issue, in what is set to be a landmark event in the history of environmental action in Aotearoa.

St Paul's Auckland hosted a forum featuring four fantastic speakers explaining why divesting is the right thing to do from the perspectives of theology, climate science, social justice, and ethical investing.

This video is Rod Oram's contribution to the forum.

Rod has more than 30 years experience as an international business journalist. Before emigrating from the UK to New Zealand in 1997, Rod worked as a business journalist for the Financial Times in London and New York and many other financial publications in Europe and North America. Rod has previously been the Business Editor for the New Zealand Herald and currently is a regular columnist for the Sunday Star Times.
Rod has won multiple awards for leading the field in financial journalism -- including the 2010 Columnist of the Year for Good, a consumer sustainability magazine and the 2010 Vero Excellence in Business Support Award.

Other speakers to the forum included:

Ian McInnes · CEO, TEAR Fund New Zealand
http://youtu.be/hV-7iNNRNho

James Renwick · Associate Professor at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University in Wellington
http://youtu.be/lv4YvHGj8yE

Matheson Russell, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Auckland


As a prelude to the motion at the Auckland Diocese Synod, Rev. Mathew Newton appeared on TV3, Firstline to debate the point. Watch it here: http://www.3news.co.nz/Fossil-fuels-A...

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