On Sunday May 25, the side event on Taking Deforestation Out of Commodity Supply Chains convened in parallel with the 46th GEF Council meeting. The session was jointly organized by the WWF, Conservation International, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, and International Finance Corporation in order to discuss the drivers of deforestation and production of commodities, while presenting positive trends for improved sustainability and decreased deforestation. Ian Gray, the GEF, welcomed participants while moderator Matthew Guyer, WWF-US, framed discussions. The panel included Andrew Bovarnick, UNDP, Bruce Wise, IFC, Iain Henderson, UNEP Finance Initiative and John Buchanan, Conservation International. Participants were invited to post comments and questions during discussion via a closed loop twitter feed.