Bioversity, Business and Industry, Energy, Sustainable Consumption
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Chantal Line Carpentier is Head of the Environment, Economy and Trade Program of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Chantal Line joined the CEC in May 2000, after 2 years at the Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, a sustainable agriculture think tank (now merged with Winrock International). Her work includes assessing the environmental impacts of trade liberalization; promoting trade in green goods and services; fostering green procurement, working with the private financial services sector on strengthening links between investment and the environment; and examining the environmental effects of transgenic maize in Mexico.
Previously she spent two years in the Brazilian Amazon with the International Food Policy Research Institute (one of the 16 Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research) to study and model sustainable agriculture alternatives for the Amazon.
She holds a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural and Environmental Economics from Virginia Tech and B.S. and M.S. degrees from McGill University in Agricultural and Natural Resources Economics. She is an Alumni of the Salzburg Seminar and serves as an expert on the Economic Peer Review Panel of the Agreement between the North Carolina Attorney General and Smithfield Foods Inc.
Chantal Line Carpentier, the senior program manager for Environment and Trade at the CEC, has been accepted into the prestigious Yale World Fellows Program. Yale University President Richard C. Levin made the announcement at the end of April, welcoming 18 new Fellows to the program.
“The World Fellows Program is a crucial component of Yale’s continuing globalization efforts,” says Levin. “I look forward to welcoming this extraordinary new class of World Fellows to Yale.” This year’s World Fellows include the deputy CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the minister of finance of Costa Rica, the director general of the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office, the managing partner of Vietnam’s leading law firm, and a top correspondent at Egypt’s most widely read newspaper.
Carpentier has distinguished herself at the CEC as ardent promoter of the environmental benefits of trade, green procurement and renewable energy in North America. She holds a Ph.D. in agricultural and environmental economics from Virginia Tech, and previously worked in the Brazilian Amazon and at the Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture in Maryland.
From September to December, participants will engage in specially designed seminars with distinguished guest speakers, attend courses offered at the university, and meet with United States and foreign leaders.
Chantal Line Carpentier CEC Secretariat Mexico Liaison Office 393, rue St-Jacques Ouest Bureau 200 Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 1N9 Montreal