Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky (www.chichilnisky.com) is a professor of Economics and Mathematical Statistics and a University Senator at Columbia University in New York, where she is the Director of the Columbia Consortium for Risk Management (CCRM) (www.columbiariskmanagement.net). A world-renowned economist, she is the creator of the formal theory of Sustainable Development and acted as Lead US Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which received the Nobel Prize in 2007. Her pioneering work uses innovative market mechanisms to create Green Capitalism. She has worked extensively on the Kyoto Protocol, creating and designing the carbon market that became international law in 2005. She acts as a special adviser to several UN organizations and heads of state.
Chichilnisky is the author of fifteen books and some 300 scientific articles published in preeminent academic journals. Her two most recent books are "The Economics of Climate Change" and "Saving Kyoto." The Washington Post calls her an “A-List Star”, Time Magazine calls her a “Hero of the Environment”, and U.S. Congressman, Jay Inslee calls her work “Revolutionary for the international community”.
She taught previously at Harvard, Essex and Stanford Universities and is the Co-Founder and CEO of Global Thermostat, LLC (www.globalthermostat.com), a company that created a "Carbon Negative Technology”™ that captures CO2 from air and transforms it into profitable assets (biofuels/food/beverages), while cleaning the atmosphere.