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.