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 the IMF and the World Bank, is a TED speaker and speaks frequently in CNN ABC and BBC. Chichilnisky is the Co-Founder and CEO of Global Thermostat, an award winning company in which she co-invented a "Carbon-Negative Technology” ™ that captures CO2 from air at low cost transforming it into profitable assets such as biofuels, beverages and polymers, and builds carbon negative power plants, a company that FORBES and KPMG say can reverse climate change.