Dr. Rodel D. Lasco is based at University of the Philippines Los Baños, School of Environmental Science and Management. He has more than 35 years of experience in natural resources and environmental research, conservation, education and development at the national and international level. His work has focused on issues related to natural resources conservation, climate change and land degradation. Since 1999. he is an author for the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is also a member of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in the Philippines. As a committed Christian, he preaches on Creation Care and has worked with A Rocha’s Associated Project, ‘Christians in Conservation‘ Philippines.