Atsushi Inaba graduated and got a doctor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Tokyo, and then joined AIST in 1981. He has been in charge of the evaluation study of CO2 mitigation technologies since 1986 and Life Cycle Assessment since 1993. He has research experience at National Bureau of Standards, MD. USA (1984-1986) and at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna, Austria.(1990-1992).
He was one of co-chairs of the publication of 14040/44 (2006) and had experiences for supporting UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative since 2002. He was a lead author of WGIII, Chapter 12 (Human Settlement) of IPCC AR5. He is the chairman of the Japanese National Committee of ISO/TC207/SC5(LCA), and the expert of ISO-14008, ISO-14026 etc.