Bas Louman is programme coordinator of Tropenbos international, based in the Netherlands, coordinating programs related to finance and climate. His emphasis is on supporting more inclusive (IPLC, smallholder farmers, women, and youth) finance in support of integrated landscape management in tropical forested landscapes. He has worked for over 30 years in tropical forest management & conservation and later linked to climate change. His experience lies mainly within the American tropics having worked for organizations such as SNV, WWF-US and CATIE. He holds a PhD in natural science and development from a consortium of Costa Rican universities.