about Brazil’s recent and ongoing energy policies and how they have contributed
to climate change in a free public lecture at the University of
economist Paul Isbell will speak on “Energy and Climate Change in Brazil”
Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Room 221 of the Noel Fine Arts Center at
will discuss how Brazil continues to contribute to climate change despite
transforming itself from a country dependent on foreign oil to a net-energy
importer that is reliant on low-carbon energy sources. He will explore this
paradox through recent and ongoing practices in Brazilian agriculture, land
use, forestry, wind and biofuels.
expert on energy and climate change issues in the Atlantic Basin, Isbell is an
energy fellow at The Johns Hopkins University with extensive experience in the
public, private and nonprofit sectors. As an independent consultant, he has
advised the Inter-American Development Bank, German Marshall Fund, World
Wildlife Fund and Oxford Analytica.
lecture is a presentation of the Latin American/Caribbean Speaker Series, an
interdisciplinary program that brings renowned scholars, writers, artists and
activists to UW-Stevens Point to speak on issues pertaining to Mexico, Central
America, South America and the Caribbean.
more information on this or other series’ events, contact Anju Reejhsinghani,
UW-Stevens Point assistant professor of history, at 715-346-4122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.