J. Nicolas Hernandez-Aguilera
International Research Institute for Climate and Society Columbia University
At the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Nicolas is part of the Columbia World Project “Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow” (ACToday) and the Financial Instruments Sector Team (FIST).
His research seeks to understand the needs, risks, and business opportunities for sustainable food systems originated in low-middle income countries and vulnerable to climate variability.
Currently, he is developing projects to incentivize and scale-up smallholder’s crowdsourcing and collective intelligence to i) generate, translate, and use climate information and ii) co-design financial tools for risk management.