Latin America’s Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil


Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:20pm

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Speaker: Kathryn Hochstetler, Professor of International Development, London School of Economics
Discussants: Alicia Cooperman, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Texas A&M University; Eduardo Viola, Professor of International Relations, University of Brasilia
Moderated by: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

The challenges posed by climate change are urgent across the globe, but few countries are as key to solving these challenges as Brazil. Brazil has contributed to climate change through deforestation yet has also been a leader in the development of renewable energy sources. The political economy of this transition to new energy sources is highlighted in this panel, which will feature the research of Professor Hochstetler’s new book, along with expert commentary from two leaders in the field of environmental politics.

Presented in collaboration with Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Global Climate Perspectives series at the Harvard University Center for the Environment