On 16 October 2012, Laureen Manuel of Natural Justice attended REDD+ Day, hosted by the UN-REDD Programme and other partners at the 11th Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The meeting, which was divided into five sessions, included the launch of the Little Forest Finance Book, drafted by the Global Canopy Programme, and the UN-REDD Policy Brief on Multiple Benefits, the third part of the UN-REDD Policy Brief series.
Each session included a team of panelists who presented on their work and areas of expertise. The event was well attended by various stakeholders including policy makers, academics and forest officers. Among the topics debated were discussions on the importance of safeguards for the implementation of REDD+, best practices in governance and safeguarding biodiversity, REDD+ and the Green Economy, as well as the key findings of the new Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP), an initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF).