amfori Awards Best Thesis in Sustainable Trade Policy at the College of Europe


Since 2017, amfori has awarded the best thesis in Sustainable trade policy from the College of Europe, one of the most prestigious and influential academic institutions in EU studies.

This year’s award goes to Ms Emer Gerrard whose thesis explores whether the EU merits consideration as a climate leader in its bilateral trade relations through the case study of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.

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amfori welcomes such high-quality academic research that brings the attention to climate dispositions in trade agreements and will continue to provide its technical expertise to strengthen trade and sustainability chapters. Such a thesis is important to raise the ambition of the EU’s climate leadership.