Graciela Chichilnisky is a world renowned economist and mathematician, the creator of the Carbon Market of the UN Kyoto Protocol, the concept of Basic Needs and the formal theory of Sustainable Development. She 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.
Chichilnisky is a visiting professor at Stanford University and a professor of Statistics and Economics and Columbia University. She acts as a special adviser to the UN and is the CEO and Co-Founder of Global Thermostat, a company in which she co-invented a “Carbon-Negative Technology”™ that captures CO2 from air and transforms it into profitable assets such as biofuels, beverages and polymers.