Polar Bears International

C.J. Carter

C.J. Carter

Christopher "C.J." Carter is the policy lead for the Youth Arctic Coalition and a documentary filmmaker for PBI. He has been working in Arctic Regions for 10 years as a regional planner and filmmaker. He has a passion for decision analyses, indigenous planning, and policy craft. CJ is an M.Sc.  candidate in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia-Vancouver and holds a B.Sc (Hons) in interdisciplinary studies from Montana State University-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 sexual health in Greenland, documentary  filmmaking with Arctic environmental organizations, and was a Youth Arctic Coalition delegate to the United Nations COP20 in Lima, Peru in 2014 and COP21 in Paris in 2015. His current research explores indicators of well-being and social vulnerability in Canadian coastal communities amidst coastal change. As a filmmaker he has produced award-winning films in 10 languages. A portfolio of his work can be found at cj-carter.com.