Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky



Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky is the Co-Founder and former CEO of Global Thermostat, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. As a world-renowned economist and environmental scientist, Dr. Chichilnisky has made lasting impacts on environmental law by creating, designing, and writing the carbon market of the United Nations Kyoto Protocol. Dr. Chichilnisky also worked as lead US author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won the Nobel Prize in 2007. Having published more than 15 books and more than 300 research papers on the global environment, Dr. Chichilnisky has transformed the way modern academics view climate change and its economic implications. Dr. Chichilnisky is a Professor of Economics and Mathematical Statistics at Columbia University, and Director of the Columbia Consortium for Risk Management. She holds two Ph.D. degrees, in Mathematics and Economics, and her graduate studies were at MIT and the University of California, Berkeley.