Cortat, Luisa

Research Associate

  • Luisa Cortat
    UNU-FLORES, Ammonstrasse 74, Dresden, 01067, Germany

    Research Interests

    • Development Governance
    • Environmental Chemical Exposure
    • Environmental policy
    • International environmental law and governance


    • PhD, International Environmental Law, Maastricht University, Netherlands (2020)
    • PhD, Human Rights, Vitoria Law School (FDV), Brazil (2020)
    • Master, Human Rights, Vitoria Law School (FDV), Brazil (2013)


    • Research Associate, Global Governance Centre - Graduate Institute Geneva
    • Researcher, Mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights
    • Guest Researcher, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg

    Biographical Statement

    Luísa Cortat Simonetti Gonçalves is a Research Associate at UNU-FLORES and external assistant for environmental law at the Academy of European Law ERA. She has a PhD degree from Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and a PhD degree cum laude from Vitoria Law School (FDV). She also holds a master’s in Human Rights and a law degree from FDV, and a physics degree from the Federal University of Espirito Santo. She specialised in Environment and Economics at the Federal University of Parana. Recently, she was research associate at the Global Governance Centre – Graduate Institute Geneva, visiting scholar on a Green Talents Award scholarship at UNU-FLORES, and guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg. She is also a law lecturer and has worked as extension coordinator and head of the international relations office at FDV. Luísa also has experience as a civil diplomat, having represented Brazil in events such as G20 Youth Summit and UNFCCC-COP.