2. We are aware of the following possible detriments or harms that might arise from carrying out our aims:
(a) local energy and agricultural projects will challenge existing agricultural and energy markets in the countries in which they are established;
(b) there are issues of diverting local resources from food production to energy use (to address this issue, as far as possible, resources used are those which normally go to waste); and
(c) if people in poor communities are more self-sufficient, the labour pool may be reduced in some areas, increasing the cost of labour.
3. Our organisation's aims intend to benefit the environment and people in poorer sections of communities around the world (in particular in the developing world). The direct beneficiaries will be those setting up or already running renewable energy projects and other types of rural development projects in many countries around the world. These projects will, in turn, benefit local people who will benefit from using local resources to improve their life-styles. The saving in the use of fossil fuels and the reduction in the amount of fossil carbon released into the atmosphere will benefit the environment. The better management of agricultural production and processing, and of other local resources, such as water, will benefit local people in local environments as well a the wider population and the global environment.
4. The benefit is not restricted to a section of the public. However, the people setting up or already running renewable energy projects will be selected against criteria that will be designed to assess whether the proposed or existing project will work with local people to use local resources to provide energy, improve lifestyles and improve management of agriculture and local resources.
5. No-one receives any private benefits from our organisation, other than as a beneficiary.