Ferolla Prates, Luisa

Doctoral Researcher

  • Luisa Ferolla Prates
    UNU-FLORES, Ammonstrasse 74, Dresden, 01067, Germany

    Research Interests

    • Climate policy (with a special focus on transport sector)
    • E-Waste
    • Environmental policy
    • Sustainable waste management practices


    • Master, Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering, Universität Stuttgart, Germany (2015)
    • Bachelor, Environmental Engineering, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil (2012)


    • Director, Urban Solid Waste and Pluvial Water Drainage, State Secretariat of the Environmental and Sustainable Development of Minas Gerais

    Biographical Statement

    Luisa is a doctoral candidate of the Joint PhD Programme in Integrated Management on Water, Soil, and Waste between TU Dresden and UNU-FLORES since October 2021. She is working on the topic “Managing a Just Transition to Electric Mobility – A Resource Nexus Approach to End-of-Life Vehicles in the Global South”. The research focus is on health and environmental impacts of treatment and final disposal of batteries of used electrical vehicles in countries of the Global South. Before joining UNU-FLORES, Luisa worked as Director of Urban Waste and Pluvial Drainage in the State Secretariat of the Environmental and Sustainable Development of Minas Gerais. Her expertise lies in the mechanical-biological treatment of municipal solid waste, and she strives to support the development of sustainable integrated solid waste management strategies and policies to contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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