Bob Scholes’ Keynote Address – Forest Day 5, 2011

Bob Scholes, Systems Ecologist with South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, gives his keynote address during the opening plenary of Forest Day 5, on the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban, South Africa. His address discusses why forests matter, particularly Africa’s dry forests, and the potential role of climate-smart agriculture for reducing carbon emissions.