Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s Welcoming Address – Forest Day 5, 2011

Tina Joemat-Pettersson, South Africa’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, gives a welcoming address at the opening plenary of Forest Day 5 on the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban, South Africa. She highlights the importance of forests for sustaining commercial industries, providing natural resources, conserving biodiversity and mitigating climate change.