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Forest Day 5 in Durban, South Africa

Shaping the Global Agenda for Forests and Climate Change
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Forest Day 5 coincided with the UNFCCC Conference of Parties 17 in Durban, South Africa. Like previous influential editions, the conference sought to inform the global debate on forests and climate change, with a particular focus on Africa.

The World Bank's Vice President for Sustainable Development Rachel Kyte participated in the Global Updates plenary session. The World Bank and PROFOR were also present through two Discussion Forums and in connection with various Issues Marketplace themes:

The opening plenary included a moving video tribute to Wangari Maathai.

CIFOR produced a multimedia package that includes accounts, photos and videos of many of the day's presentations:

Sub Title: 
Shaping the Global Agenda for Forests and Climate Change
Event Date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 19:00
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Forest Day 5 was held in Durban, South Africa on 4 December 2011, to coincide with climate change talks. Read related content and speeches.

Event Partners & Organizers: 

The 14 members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and the Government of South Africa, with sponsorship from other partners including PROFOR and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF)