Caroline’s research dives into the possibilities and limitations of using trade policy to foster sustainable development objectives. Her research focus on the inclusion of social, environmental and climate protection provisions and instruments in the European Union’s trade policy. More specifically, she investigates (new) institutional developments within the EU’s trade regime and asks questions relating to the coherence and consistency of EU external action. Overall, the PhD project hopes to contribute to understanding how EU trade policy is evolving in the context of globalization and the 21st-century international political economy, and in the context of the emerging global sustainability agenda.
Caroline holds a MSc in Political Science with a specialization in International Political Economy from the the University of Copenhagen. She has previous work experience from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Denmark’s Permanent Mission to the WTO in Geneva, and from the Danish Parliament’s International Secretariat. In addition to her field of research, Caroline is passionate about global climate governance and biodiversity, human rights, gender equality, and issues within the domain of international political economy.