New Perspectives On The Changing World Of the New Millennium.
Discuss & Act This is a weblog of news as well as articles produced by members of the Enfield & The Barnets United Nations Association about the changing world order in the 21st century and its impact on our lives. We also publish answers given to us by local politicians in the two Boroughs.
Book Group - Thursday 8th January 2009 The UNA Book Group will meet on the above date to discuss "Nuclear Power is Not the Answer" (New Press 2006). Is nuclear power carbon neutral? Must the nuclear industry be parasitic on massive public subsidies? Are we heading for "peak uranium" comparable to peak oil? What about waste disposal, and how damaging is nuclear power generation to human health? All these and many other issues are addressed in Helen Caldicott's accessible text. For more details phone 020 8882 3621.
Debating climate change in the Security Council Education lies at the heart of the UNA's work. On 25th November branch members took part in a long-planned Model UN Security Council event with Year 12 students at Broomfield School in Enfield. In role as national delegations, NGOs, UN agencies and corporate interests, the students debated emergency climate change issues, including carbon emissions and refugee policy. We hope they learned something about the UN, something about climate change and something about negotiating. We certainly did!