Dr Juan M. Pulhin is full Professor and former Dean of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Philippines. He also holds the highest rank of UP Scientist III since 2011 in recognition of his scholarly outputs and international scientific standing. He was a four-time Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo and a Visiting Scholar at the Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. Professor Pulhin is also a member of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines and the Regional Coordinator for Asia of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC). He is a recipient/co-recipient of numerous national and international awards foremost of which was his contribution to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Award shared by the members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. He earned his PhD degree in Geographical Sciences from The Australian National University.