Dr Chantal Line Carpentier

Advisory Council, Member

Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier is Chief, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) New York Office of the Secretary-General, where she coordinates UNCTAD’s input into the Financing for Sustainable Development, Science, Technology and Innovation Forums, and monitors progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UNSG Socio-Economic response to COVID-19 strategy. 

Prior to 2014, as Major Groups Coordinator for the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs for Sustainable Development, she worked with worldwide non-State actors (NGOs, women’s groups, business and industry, etc.) in the SDGs negotiations and the United Nations Rio+20 Conference. And has supported the negotiations of the 10 Year Framework of Program on SCP, now SDG12. 

Prior to joining the United Nations, she worked as Head, Environment, Economy and Trade Division of the North American Free Trade Agreement Commission for Environmental Cooperation (2000-2007), as policy analyst for the Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture (1998-2000) and as postdoctoral fellow for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in the Brazilian Amazon (1996-1998). 

Chantal Line has consulted to the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She served on the United Nations President of the General Assembly Board of Advisors to enhance support for the least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), and small island developing States (SIDS and recently became a Member of the Family Office for Sustainable Development (FOSD) track task force (part of the COVID19 MPTF private sector network building initiative).

Chantal Line obtained her PhD. in Agricultural and Environmental Economics. Born in Canada, Chantal Line is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and possess a strong knowledge of Mandarin. She competes in ultramarathon, ironmen and is second dan black belt.