This coming Thursday marks the start date for the United Nations Climate Conference in Accra, Ghana. This is the next in the series of international meetings to craft a new international climate change treaty. Unlike in Bonn, Germany, we aren’t able to send a 350 delegate, but all the same, we will follow the meeting closely and keep you updated on our blog!

The Accra meeting is set to take up issues concerning nuclear power and forestry, some of the most controversial issues within the process.The controversy surrounding nuclear power hardly needs to be explained. As for forestry, the photo above was taken at the Bali climate meeting, and there will likely be similar political statements made in Accra. REDD stands for “reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countires,” and it is a mechanism currently under consideration in Accra.