2017 Great Immigrants Recipient

Graciela Chichilnisky
Professor of Economics and Statistics, Columbia University
Born in:
Argentina

Graciela Chichilnisky worked extensively on the Kyoto Protocol, creating and designing the carbon market that became international law in 2005, and wrote the wording for the carbon market into the Kyoto Protocol at the COP in Kyoto in December 1997. The Washington Post calls her an “A-List Star” and Time Magazine calls her a “Hero of the Environment”. U.S. Congressman, Jay Inslee wrote that her work is “revolutionary for the international community”. In 2015 Graciela Chichilnisky was selected “2015 CEO of the Year” by IAIR at the Yale Club in New York City, and Fast Company Magazine selected her company Global Thermostat “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies” in energy. A professor of Economics and Statistics at Columbia University, NYC, Dr. Chichilnisky is currently a Visiting Professor at Stanford University and the CEO of Global Thermostat. Updated July 2017