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Speeches

Opening Plenary

  • Welcome on behalf of the Government of South Africa by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson
  • Welcome on behalf of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests by the Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, and Assistant Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Forestry Department, Eduardo Rojas-Briales
  • Keynote address by the President of the African Wildlife Foundation, Helen Gichohi
  • Keynote address by Systems Ecologist with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa,
    Bob Scholes

Global updates on forests and climate change

  • Address by the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Caroline Spelman
  • Address by the Vice President of Sustainable Development for the World Bank, Rachel Kyte

Discussion Forums

  • Biodiversity safeguards in REDD+
    Keynote address by the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,
    Caroline Spelman
  • Landscape approaches Change and adaptation in African drylands: Reversing deforestation while contributing to food security
    Keynote address by the Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group, Andrew Steer