• Books

1. 2008. C.L. Carpentier and M. Marcoux. Comment Investir dans les Fonds Éthiques. Montréal: Transcontinental Edition, Collection Affaires Plus

  • Commissioned Articles

1. 2019. C. Garroway and C.L. Carpentier. “Why are we behind on SDG finance and what can we do about it?”. New York, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Building Political Will (

2. 2018. C. L. Carpentier. How United Nations Reform Can Support a Reimagined Democracy? In 2018 Reimagining Democracy.

3. 2002. C.L. Carpentier and D. E. Ervin. Business Approaches to Agri-Environmental Management: Incentives, Constraints and Policy Issues. Paris: OECD Com/Agr/Environmental/Epoc/(2001)61/Final

4. 2020. C.L. Carpentier and Joerg Weber. “The Big Push: Investing in the SDGs.” Center Point Now: Are we There Yet. World Council of Peoples for the United Nations.

5. 2019. C. L. Carpentier, Raymond Landveld and Negin Shahiar, with support from Osita Abana. The role of MSMEs and Entrepreneurship in Achieving the SDGs. Chapter 4 in ICSB Annual Global MSMEs Report 2019. Washington DC: ICSB

6. 2019. C.L Carpentier. UNCTAD and SMEs. In ICSB Gazette. April 2019. Issue 21. Washington DC: ICSB.

7. 2018 C. L. Carpentier. Why is Business Embracing the Global Sustainable Goals? In Trusting No 13 June 2018.[final].pdf

8. 2018. C.L. Carpentier. Introduction. Creating a Shared Future for Entrepreneurs and Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in ICSB Report 2018. Washington DC: ICSB.

9. 2014. C.L. Carpentier. The Role of “Major Groups” in Achieving “The Future We Want”. Center Point Now – Sustainability: Are we There Yet. World Council of Peoples for the United Nations

10. 2007. Z.X. Zhang and C. L. Carpentier. “Trade and the environment in North America” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics online publication DOI 10.1007/s10784-007-9040-8t at

11. 2003. C.L. Carpentier “Greening Trade in North America: The NAFTA Side Agreement Work”. Paper prepared for presentation at GIN 2003. San Francisco, October 2003.

12. 2001. D.E. Ervin, S.S. Batie, C.L. Carpentier and R. Welsh. “Transgenic Crops and the Environment: The Economics of Precaution”. Invited Paper. Western Agricultural Economics Association, July 10, 2001, Logan Utah.

13. 2000. C.L. Carpentier, R. Welsh and K. Cochran. “Private and Public Costs and Benefits of Alternative Hog Manure Management Technologies”. In fulfillment of the North Carolina Environmental Defense contract. Greenbelt, MD: Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture.

14. 2000. C.L. Carpentier and R. Welsh. “Economic Analysis of Alternatives to Anaerobic Lagoon and Spray fields”.In fulfillment of the North Carolina Environmental Defense contract. Greenbelt, MD: Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture.

15. 2000. D.E. Ervin, S.S. Batie, C.L. Carpentier, S. DeMuth, J.I. Fern, N.J. Richman, M.A. Schulz and R.Welsh. Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment: A Review of Research and Other Information for Policy. A Report prepared for W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Food Systems and Rural Development, USDA, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program and USDA, Economic Research Service, Resource Economics Division. 228 pp. Greenbelt MD: Henry. A. Wallace Center at Winrock International.

16. 2000. S.A. Vosti, J. Witcover, J. Gockoswki, T. P.Tomich, C.L. Carpentier, M.D. Faminow, S.J.M. Oliveira and C. Diaw. Working Group on Economic and Social Indicators: Report on Methods for the ASB Matrix. Alternative to Slash-and-Burn Initiative, ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya.

17. 1999. D.E. Ervin and C.L. Carpentier. “Environmental and Health Standards: Compliance Costs for U.S. Agriculture”. Report prepared for the European Commission, Effects of Environmental and Health Standards on the Trade Competitiveness of European Union Agriculture vis-a-vis its Main Competitors. Greenbelt, MD: Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture.

18. 1999.  F. Brouwer, D. Baldock, C.L. Carpentier, J. Dwyer, D.E. Ervin, G. Fox, A. Meister and R. Stringer. Comparison of Environmental and Health-Related Standards Influencing the Relative Competitiveness of European Union Agriculture vis-à-vis Main Competitors in the World Market. Synthesis Report to the EU Agricultural Directorate. The Hague, Netherlands: Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI).

19. 1996. C.L. Carpentier. Economic Instruments to Control Erosion. Pp.77-110 in A. Weersink and J. Livernois (eds.). Exploring Alternatives: Potential Application of Economic Instruments to Address Selected Environmental Problems in Canadian Agriculture. Environment Bureau Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Ottawa, Ontario.

20. 1994. J.D. Bosch, S.S. Batie and C. L. Carpentier. “The Value of Information for Targeting Water Quality Protection Programs Within Watersheds”. In P. E. Norris and L. E. Danielson (eds). Economic Issues Associated with Nutrient Management Policy. Proceedings of the Southern Information Exchange Group 10 (SRIEG-10) Workshop. Raleigh, NC. October 13. SRIEG-10 Publication No 32 and SRDC Publication No 180.

21. 1993. D.F. Trant, D.R. Coote, C.L. Carpentier and H.L Trepanier. Estimating Changes in Gross Agricultural Soil Erosion by Water- A Case Study for Manitoba.  Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

  • Book Chapters


16. 2021. C.L. Carpentier. Les objectifs de développement durable sont une mode passagère. Trente idées reçues sur le développement durable, JDF Éditions.

15. 2021. C. L. Carpentier, C. Beaumont, O. Combe et M. Le Graet. Les objectifs de développement durable sont une affaire de l’élite politique et des organisations internationales. Trente idées reçues sur le développement durable, JDF Éditions.

14. 2021. A. R. Malaket et C.L. Carpentier. La mise en œuvre du développement durable est trop coûteuse. Trente idées reçues sur le développement durable, JDF Éditions.

13. 2019. C.L. Carpentier and I. Garcia. “Rio+20 and beyond: A new era of sustainable development, partnership, and interdependence.” Chapter 2  Pp 19-42 in Towards Sustainable Global Value Chains: Policies, Instruments and Approaches. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

12. 2014. C.L. Carpentier and T. Mateo. Empowerment of Women. In Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices. First Edition.  Ed. Debra Rowe. Macmillan Reference USA, a part of Cengage Learning The GREENR Library Farmington Hills, MI.

11. 2004. C.L. Carpentier, D.E. Ervin and S. Vaughan. Multifunctionality and trade disciplines in North America. Chapter 16 in F. Brouwer (ed.) Sustaining Agriculture and the Rural Economy: Governance, Policy and Multifunctionality. Edward Elgar Publishing Inc.

10. 2014. C.L. Carpentier. United Nations. In achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices, First Edition.  Ed. Debra Rowe. Macmillan Reference USA, a part of Cengage Learning The GREENR Library Farmington Hills, MI.

9. 2006. C.L. Carpentier. “NAFTA and the Environmental Side Agreement: Taking Stock @11”.  Special Issue from Symposium Trade and Foreign Investment in the Americas: The Impact on Indigenous People and the Environment. Michigan State Journal of International Law 14(2 &3): 191-223.

8. 2006. C.L. Carpentier, S.A. Vosti and J. Witcover. Farm Level Bioeconomic Model of Coffee Production in the Brazilian Forest Margins. In P.J. Ericksen, S.A. Sanchez and A. Juo (eds.). Alternatives to Slash and Burn: A Global Synthesis. American Society of Agronomy Special Publication, Madison, Wisconsin. 

7. 2005. C.L. Carpentier, S. A. Vosti and J. Witcover. Coffee, Pastures, and Deforestation in the Western Brazilian Amazon: A Farm-level Bioeconomic Model. Chapter 10 in C.A. Palm, S.A. Vosti, P.A. Sanchez and P.J. Ericksen (eds.). Slash-and-Burn Agriculture: The Search for Alternatives. New York: Columbia University Press.

6. 2005. S. Vaughan, C.L. Carpentier, Z. Patterson and P. Miller. Canada-US Electricity Trade and The Climate Agenda. Chapter 7 in B. Doern (ed). Canadian Energy Policy and the Struggle for Sustainable Development. Toronto: The University of Toronto Press.

5. 2004. C.L. Carpentier. Los impactos de la liberalización del comercio en la agricultura: predicciones y realidades. Pp. 19-50 in C. Muñoz Piña, M. Rivera Planter, and S. Ávila Forcada (eds). Comercio y medio ambiente., Compiladores. México, D.F.: Instituto Nacional de Ecología (INE-SEMARNAT). Online at: <;.

4. 2002. C.L. Carpentier and D.E. Ervin. Public Concerns and the Regulation of Agricultural Production: USA. Chapter 5 in F. Brouwer and D. E. Ervin (eds). Public Concerns, Environmental Standards and Agricultural Trade. Wallingford, UK: CABI.

3. 2001. S.A. Vosti, C.L. Carpentier, J. Witcover and J. Valentim. Intensified Small-Scale Livestock Systems in the Western Brazilian Amazon. Chapter 7 in A. Angelsen and D. Kaimowitz (eds.). Agricultural Technologies and Tropical Deforestation. Wallingford, UK: CABI.

2. 2001. S.A Vosti, J. Witcover, C.L. Carpentier, et al. Intensifying Small-Scale Agriculture in the Western Brazilian Amazon: Issues, Implications and Implementation. Chapter 13 in D. R. Lee and C.B. Barrett (eds.). Tradeoffs or Synergies? Agricultural  Intensification, Economic Development and the Environment. Wallingford, UK: CABI.

1. 1999. C.L. Carpentier and D.D. Bosch. Design versus Performance Standards to Reduce Nitrogen Runoff: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Dairy Farmers. Chapter 18 in F. Casey, A. Schmitz, S. Swinton and D. Zilberman (eds). The Flexible Incentives for the Adoption of Environmental Technologies in Agriculture.  Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

  • Selected Featured Articles

8. 2021. laVoixdel’Est. De Granby aux Nations Unies

7. 2021. médiaterre. Nouveau livre : “30 idées reçues sur le développement durable”, Entrevue avec ses auteurs principaux.

6. 2020. The UN warns against losided trade rules, climate change, others.

5. 2020. The CPA Journal: Interview with Chantal Line Carpentier

4. 2020. The CPA Journal: Cover page and Leading the way on sustainable development.

3. 2019. Leaders Share How We Can Elevate Women in Business.

2. 2018. Women Leaders Give Advice on Success.

1. 2006. L’actualité.com: Vertus capitalistes

1. 2021. C.L. Carpentier. “New Economics for Sustainable Development: Alternative economic models and concepts” in Economic Questions. Institute for New Economic Thinking Young Scholars Initiative.

2. 2020. C.L.  Carpentier and K. Katrin Kuhlmann. “Trade policy can ensure inclusive prosperity in wake of COVID-19”. Analysis by The Guardian Business News “UN warns against lopsided trade rules, climate change, others“.  By Kingsley Jeremiah, Abuja, 22 July 2020.

3. 2020. C.L. Carpentier and W. Kennedy. “Finance can be a force for good”.

4. 2020. C.L. Carpentier, D. D’Alelio, B. Cardoso Zuccolo, O. Combe and R. Landveld. “Unprecedented COVID-19 stimulus packages are not being leveraged to accelerate investment in the SDGs”.

5. 2019. T. Mateo and C. L. Carpentier. Opportunities for Women in Addressing the World’s Biggest Problems. National Association of Women Business Owners, March 19.

  • Peer Review Journal Articles

1. 2020. C. L. Carpentier and H. Braun. “Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development: A powerful global framework”. In Journal of International Council for Small Business. 1 (1): 14-23. DOI: 10.1080/26437015.2020.1714356

2. 2006. J. Witcover, S. Vosti, C.L. Carpentier and T. Gomes. “Impacts of soil quality differences on deforestation, use of cleared land, and farm income”. Environment And Development Economics. 11(03): 343-370.

3. 2006. C.L. Carpentier. “The NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation: Ongoing assessment of trade liberalization in North America”. Impact Assessment & Project Appraisal Special issue on impact assessment of trade-related policies and agreements 24 (4): 259-272.

4. 2005. C.L. Carpentier, K. Gallagher and S. Vaughan. “Environmental Goods and Services and the World Trade Organization”. Journal of Environment and Development 14(2):1-27.

5. 2003. D. E. Ervin, R. Welsh, S. Batie and C.L. Carpentier. “Towards an Ecological Systems Approach in Public Research for Environmental Regulation of Transgenic Crops”. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 99 (1-3): 1-14.

6. 2005. D. Herath, A.Weersink and C.L. Carpentier. “Spatial Dynamics of the Livestock Sector in the United States:  Do Environmental Regulations Matter?”. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.30(1).

7. 2004. D. Herath, A.Weersink and C.L. Carpentier. “Spatial and Temporal Changes in the U.S. Hog, Dairy, And Fed-Cattle Sectors: 1975-2000”. Review of Agricultural Economics.27(1): 1-21.

8. 2003. S.A. Vosti, E. Munoz Braz, C.L. Carpentier, S.J. Oliveira and J. Witcover. “Right to Forest Products, Deforestation and Smallholder Income: Evidence from the Western Brazilian Amazon”. World Development. 31 (11): 1889-1901.

9. 2003. C.L. Carpentier and Z. Patterson. “Mais qu’est-ce que l’énergie renouvelable?”. Choc. 21 (1, June): 24-28.

10. 2003. A. Welsh, R., B. Hubbell and C.L. Carpentier. “Agro-Food System Restructuring and the Geographic Concentration of U.S. Swine Production”. Environment and Planning. 35(2) February: 215-229.

11. 2003. C.L. Carpentier. “The NAFTA Trade vs. Environment Experience”. Down to Earth. 12 (13 November): 54.

12. 2002. C.L. Carpentier. “Carbon Sequestration in Agro-Forestry: Supporting Sustainable Agriculture?”  and Issue editor. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture. 17(3) September: 106-108.

13. 2001. R. Welsh, C.L. Carpentier and B. Hubbell. “On the Effectiveness of State Anti-Corporate Farming Laws in the United States”. Food Policy. 26: 543-548.

14. 2000. C.L. Carpentier, S.A. Vosti and J. Witcover. “Intensified Production Systems on Western Brazilian Amazon Settlement Farms: Could they save the Forest?”. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment. 82: 73-86. 

15. 1999. M.D. Faminow, C. Dahl, S.A. Vosti, J. Witcover, S. Oliveira and C.L. Carpentier.  “Smallholder Risk, Cattle, and Deforestation in the Western Brazilian Amazon”. World Animal Review. 93 (2): 16-23.

16. 1998. C.L. Carpentier, D.D. Bosch and S.S. Batie. “Using Spatial Information to Reduce Costs of Controlling Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution”.  Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 27 (1 April): 72-84.

17. 1994. C.L. Carpentier and D.D. Bosch. “Using Adaptive Management and GIS to overcome Informational Barriers to Pollution Reduction Trading”.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economic Association. San Diego, CA, August 7-10. Abstract in American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 76 (December): 1272.

  • UN Reports

1. 2020. Trade Policy for Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Development in a New International Economic Order. By Katrin Kuhlmann, Chantal Line Carpentier, Tara Francis, and Malou Le Graet

2. 2011. Rio+20 Issues Brief No 9. Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture. DESA/DSD. New York, New York

3. 2010. Secretary General Report E/CN.17/2010/8. Review of implementation of Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation: a 10-year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns. UN: New York.

4. 2009. T. Banuri, D. Le Blanc, F. Soltau, C. L. Carpentier, A. Yager. A Global Green New Deal for Sustainable Development. New York. UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN-DESA Policy Brief No. 12. March. Online at:

5. 2015. C. L. Carpentier, R. Kozul-Wright, F.D. Passos. “Goal 10—Why Addressing Inequality Matters” UN Chronicle Vol. LI No. 4 2014.

6. 2013. Contributor to World Economic and Social Survey: Chapter IV Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security in “Sustainable Development Challenges”. UN DESA: New York, New York.

7. 2010-2011. Trends Reports: Trends in Sustainable Development – Towards Sustainable Consumption and Production, UNDESA/DSD, New York New York.

8. 2009. World Economic and Social Survey: Chapter V. Technology Transfer and the Climate Change in “Promoting Development, Saving the Planet”. UN DESA: New York, New York.

9. 2009. Secretary General Report A64/50: Agriculture Technology and Development. UN: New York.

  • NAFTA CEC Reports

1. 2003. J. Speir, M.-A. Bowden, D. E. Ervin, J. McElfish, R Perez Espejo, T. Whitehouse and C.L. Carpentier. Comparative Standards for Intensive Livestock Operations in Canada, Mexico and the United States. 179 pp. Montreal: North American Environmental Law and Policy, Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

2. 2002. C.L. Carpentier and H. Herrmann. Maize and Biodiversity: The Effects of Transgenic Maize in Mexico, Issues Summary.  Completed as part of the Article 13 initiative on Maize and Biodiversity: the Effects of Transgenic Maize in Mexico. Montreal: Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 

3. 2002. C.L. Carpentier and Z. Patterson. Understanding and Anticipating Environmental Change in North America: Building Blocks for Better Public Policy. Montreal: Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

  • Book Reviews

1. 2005. C.L. Carpentier. Book Review of “Global Agricultural Policy Reform and Trade: Environmental Gains and Losses” by Joseph Cooper (Ed.), Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 2005, 202 pp. in Agricultural Economics Journal 35 (1): 116-117.

2. 2001. C.L. Carpentier. Book Review of Against the Grain: The Genetic Transformation of Global Agriculture. Journal of Rural Studies. 17: 259-260.

  • Masters and Ph.D Thesis, Discussions

1. 1996. C.L. Carpentier. Value of Information for Targeting Agro-pollution Control: A Case Study of the Lower Susquehanna Watershed. Dissertation in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 251 pp. Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA.

2. 1994. C.L. Carpentier. Agriculture and the Environment: An Economic-Ecologic Input-Output Model of the Canadian Economy. Thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science. 121 pp. Department of Agricultural Economics, McGill University, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec.

3. 1992. C.L. Carpentier and P.J. Thomassin. “Optimal Land Use for an Urban Forest Resource: A Compromise Programming Approach”. Department of Agricultural Economics, McGill University, Ste-Anne-de- Bellevue, Québec.  Also presented at the International Conference on Forestry and the Environment: Economic Perspectives, Banff, Alberta, March 9-12.