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Selected “no deforestation” commitments by supply chain actors and financiers
2006 – Major commodity traders agree to a moratorium on the purchase of soybeans grown on land deforested after 2006 in the Brazilian Amazon.
2009 – Major Brazilian beef producers and traders agree to a moratorium on the purchase of cattle from suppliers involved in forest clearing.
2010 – Nestlé commits to get deforestation out of its palm oil supply chain.
2010 – The board of the Consumer Goods Forum (representing some 400 manufacturers and retailers) approves a resolution to achieve zero net deforestation in soy, beef, palm oil and paper by 2020.
2010 – Unilever commits to sourcing 100% of all agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020.
2010 – BNP Paribas launches a policy prohibiting the financing of plantations in high-conservation-value forests.
2011 – Indonesian palm oil producer Golden Agri Resources (GAR) announces a “no deforestation” policy.
2012 – Norway’s sovereign wealth fund divests from 23 companies deemed to be producing palm oil unsustainably.
2013 - Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world’s largest paper companies, announces an immediate end to the clearance of rainforests throughout its supply chain in Indonesia.
2013 – Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, announces a commitment to “no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation” in its supply chain.
2014 – In response to a shareholder resolution filed by a socially responsible investment firm, Kellogg’s commits to purchase only deforestation-free palm oil.
2014 – Asian Agri (a large producer) and Cargill (a large commodity trader) join GAR and Wilmar in an Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge to sustainability.
2014 – Seven major global banks announce their commitment to support zero net deforestation by 2020 under the Soft Commodities Compact.
2014 – 53 companies join governments, NGOs, and indigenous groups in signing on to the New York Declaration on Forests.
Rome to Bali: Timeline of international events 1983 – 2007
1983 - Rome: FAO Committee on Forest Development in the Tropics identifies the “alarming situation” of rapid forest clearance
1985- Rome: FAO, World Bank, UNDP, and WRI launch The Tropical Forest Action Plan (TFAP)
1992 - Rio De Janeiro: The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) fails to produce a legally-binding agreement on forests
1995 - Brazil: Annual deforestation in the Amazon reaches an all-time high of more than 29,000 square kilometers.
1997 - Kyoto: The UNFCCC concludes the Kyoto Protocol
2001 - Marrakesh: The Marrakesh Accord excludes avoided deforestation from eligibility for credits under the Clean Development Mechanism
2005 - Montreal: The Coalition for Rainforest Nations requests agenda item on ‘Reducing emissions from deforestation [RED] in developing countries” at the COP 11
2007 - Bali: COP 13 agrees to develop a plan focused on “policy approaches and positives incentives on issues related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries.”
Bali to Warsaw: REDD+ negotiations 2007-2015
2007 - Bali: COP13 expands scope of RED to REDD to include avoided forest degradation
2009 - Copenhagen: COP15 recognizes need for engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities and the importance of co-benefits, including biodiversity 
2010 - Cancun: COP16 agrees on seven safeguards, and that countries participating in REDD+ should develop national strategies or action plans, forest reference emission levels, and systems for forest monitoring and providing information on how safeguards are being addressed 
2011 - Durban: COP17 finalizes decision to expand REDD to REDD+ to include enhance forest carbon stocks
2012 - Doha: COP18 addresses the design of national measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems 
2013 - Warsaw: COP19 finalizes the “Warsaw Framework for REDD+”, including guidance on MRV, safeguards, forest reference emission levels, and drivers of deforestation
2015 - Final adoption of Warsaw Framework, including further guidance on safeguards and non-carbon benefits agreed in Bonn in June 2015. 
 H. K. Gibbs et al., "Brazil's Soy Moratorium," Science 347, no. 6220 (2015): 377-378.
 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Report of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol on its first session,” Montreal, Canada, November 28- December 10, 2005, http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2005/cmp1/eng/08a01.pdf; V. Holloway and E. Giandomenic, "The History of REDD Policy," Carbon Planet White Paper, Adelaide, Australia, 2009
 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, “Appendix 1: Guidance and Safeguards for Policy Approaches and Positive Incentives on Issues Relating to Reducing Emissions From Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries; and the Role of Conservation, Sustainable Management of Forests and Enhancement of Forest Carbon Stocks in Developing Countries,” in “Report of the Conference of the Parties on its sixteenth session, held in Cancun from 29 November to 10 December 2010,” Cancun, Mexico, November 29-December 10, 2010, http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2010/cop16/eng/07a01.pdf.