Chantal Line Carpentier

Chief, Office of the Secretary-General, New York; Incoming Chief, Trade, Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

As Chief of UNCTAD New York office, Dr. Carpentier coordinates UNCTAD’s input and support to inter-governmental negotiations of the UN General Assembly. She is advancing new economic models for sustainable development and partnerships to leverage SMEs and entrepreneurship in achieving resilient, inclusive, digitally connected and sustainable economic recoveries.
As Major Groups Coordinator for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, she facilitated the engagement NGOs, women and youth’s groups, business, local authorities, etc. from around the world in the SDGs negotiations and the UN Rio+20 Conference.
Prior to joining the UN, she Headed the North American Free Trade Agreement Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s, Environment, Economy and Trade Division (2000-2007), was Agro-environmental policy analyst for Winrock International (1998-2000) and post-Doctoral fellow/Brazil office manager for the International Food Policy Research Institute (1996-1998).
She has a PhD. in Agro-Environmental Economics from Virginia Tech, as well as a MSc. and BSc. in Agro- Economics from McGill University and is an ironman and ultramarathoner.

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