The Fleeting Chance for a Sustainable and Just World
Chief of UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) since mid-2014, Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier is a Yale World Fellow and has consulted for the UNDP, World Bank, and USDA. She has also worked in the Division for Sustainable Development of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and served as Head of the Trade and Environment Program of the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation from 2000 to 2007. She has published over 50 articles and in her free time competes in ultramarathons and Ironmen, in addition to being a second dam black belt in karate. In her talk, Dr. Carpentier argues that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer a roadmap to a better world and provides us with collective and individual actions we can take to make lasting change.