Prof. Graciela Chichilnisky joins ICRE8’s strategic planning board

ICRE8 is honored to have Prof. Graciela Chichilnisky joining ICRE8 s strategic planning board with Dr. Oliver Adler, Prof. Ian Bateman, Prof. Sir Partha Dasgupta, Prof. Christian Gollier, Prof. Kristis Hassapis, Prof. Anil Markandya, Dr. Angelos Tsichrintzis.

Graciela Chichilnisky is Professor of Economics and Statistics at the Economics Department and Director Columbia Consortium for Risk Management (CCRM). Chichilnisky is the author of the carbon market of the UN Kyoto Protocol that became international law in 2005. She also created the concept of Basic Needs voted by 153 nations at the 1993 UN Earth Summit to be the cornerstone of Sustainable Development, and in 1996 created the formal theory of Sustainable Development that is used worldwide. She is a world renowned economist and mathematician that the Washington Post calls an A-List Star and appeared in the 2009 Time Magazine on Heroes of the Environment. She acted as a US Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which received the 2007 Nobel Prize. A special adviser to several UN organizations, heads of state and US Congress, her pioneering work uses innovative market mechanisms to reduce carbon emissions, conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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