Graciela Chichilnisky - Architect of the Carbon Market for the Kyoto Protocol; Managing Director, Global Thermostat; Director, Columbia University's Consortium for Risk Management

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"Professor Graciela Chichilnisky, Architect of the Carbon Market for the Kyoto Protocol; Managing Director, Global Thermostat Inc. and Director of Columbia University's Consortium for Risk Management

Professor Graciela Chichilnisky has worked extensively in the Kyoto Protocol process, and is the architect of the carbon market that became international law in 2005. Working closely for several years with negotiators of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the organization in charge of deciding world policy with respect to global warming, Chichilnisky acted as a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC received the 2007 Nobel Prize for their work in this area. In 1997, when the Kyoto Protocol was signed by 163 nations, Chichilnisky authored the Protocol language that led to the creation of the carbon market.

Chichilnisky is the creator of the formal theory of sustainable development. A special adviser to several UN organizations and heads of state, her pioneering work uses innovative market mechanisms to reduce carbon emissions, conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services. The author of fourteen books and 250 scientific articles published in the preeminent academic journals covering economics, finance and mathematics, Chichilnisky is an active researcher and writes and speaks extensively on globalization and the global environment, is professor of Economics and Mathematical Statistics Director and a University Senator at Columbia University in New York, and the Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University in Australia. She is also Director of Columbia Consortium for Risk Management (CCRM) and Managing Director of Global Thermostat Inc.www.chichilnisky.com."

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Architect of the Carbon Market for the Kyoto Protocol; Managing Director, Global Thermostat; Director, Columbia University's Consortium for Risk Management

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