Christopher J. Carter

Christopher J. Carter

Christopher J. Carter has represented Polar Bears International at the United Nations Conference of the Parties since 2014. He is an AICP certified regional planner and experienced filmmaker who has been working in Arctic regions for 10 years. He has a passion for good decision making, indigenous planning, and policy craft. Christopher has an M.Sc. in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver where his graduate research explored indicators of well-being and social vulnerability in Canadian coastal communities amidst coastal change. Carter also holds a B.Sc (Hons) in interdisciplinary science from Montana State University in Bozeman, where he integrated applied anthropology, geography, and visual communications to complete ethnographic research on livelihoods and inter-generational knowledge. Christopher has been involved with the National Science Foundation in Community Based Participatory Research for circumpolar health in Greenland and documentary filmmaking with Arctic communities and organizations. As a resilience researcher with the United Nations and Youth Arctic Coalition delegate he assisted in establishing indigenous rights and Article 8 of the Paris Agreement in 2015. He additionally works with indigenous nations, such as the Blackfeet Confederacy, assisting with large landscape conservation, climate adaptation, and land use planning. As a filmmaker he has produced award-winning films in 10 languages including Inuit. Christopher resides in Bozeman, Montana and can be found traversing high alpine ridges on skis and spending time with friends. A portfolio of his work can be found here.