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Prof. Dr. Thomas Dietz (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)

Sustainability for sale!

  • What types of certification schemes exist in the global coffee sector?
  • How effective are these schemes?
  • How can we explain the limits of existing certification schemes?


CV Prof. Dr. Thomas Dietz: 

Dr. Thomas Dietz is Professor of International Relations and Law at the University of Muenster, Germany. His research is focused on the areas of International Politics, International Law and Sustainable Development. He is leading the research group TRANSSUSTAIN on the effectiveness of voluntary sustainable standards in global coffee production.



Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster:

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