Free lecture on climate change in Brazil at UW-Stevens Point

Learn 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 Wisconsin-Stevens Point. 

International 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 UW-Stevens Point. 

Isbell 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. 

An 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. 

The 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. 

For more information on this or other series’ events, contact Anju Reejhsinghani, UW-Stevens Point assistant professor of history, at 715-346-4122 or


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