Osamu Saito

Japan for SustainabilityUnited Nations University

Osamu Saito is an Academic Programme Officer in the Global Change and Sustainability section at the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace, and Managing Editor of Sustainability Science. He has organized several research projects relating to building a resource circulating society in Asia, sustainability assessment and indicator systems, environmental risk management, and ontology-based knowledge conceptualization for sustainability science. Recognizing the growing importance of Asia’s environmental impacts on the global environment, economics, and human society, his recent work focuses on developing sustainability assessment methods (multicriteria analysis) and developing future scenarios with policy measures to create and maintain sound interlinkage between ecosystem services, biomass use, and human wellbeing in Asia.