Forests will play a major role in fighting climate change but there are many opinions on what that role should be. Should they be seen as carbon repositories, intact ecosystems, stocks of renewable bio-energy? Should the North be paying for reforestation as part of its ecological debt to the South? Defining that role and the human/forest interaction will be critical. This is one of the Canopy of Friends video clips, created under the Growing Forest Partnership (GFP) initiative, aiming to stimulate debate on new ways to manage the world's forests.