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“Climate change? Not in Brazil” A lecture by Dr. Flávio Eiró de Oliveira
Monday 13 September, 20:00 - 21:30
A recently published report by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) unambiguously showed that humankind is responsible for climate change. Although scientists reached an agreement about anthropogenic global warming, many politicians, especially those who represent right-wing parties, consequently deny this theory. A particularly well-known climate change denier is Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil. His politics led to a surge in deforestation of the Amazon and opening up indigenous reserves to mining, violating human rights.
In this lecture, we will be joined by Dr Flávio Eiró de Oliveira, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts (Minorities & Multilingualism) at the University of Groningen. He will not only discuss how to break the deforestation record in the Amazon rainforest, but also provide insights into the future of environmental politics in Latin America.
Join us at 8pm in Van Swinderen Huys to find out more about the polarization of the Brazilian political scene and the indigenous rights under threat in Brazil. You can sign up for this lecture here.
If there aren’t places available anymore, it is also possible to watch the live stream of this lecture here. If you want to watch the live stream, you do not have to sign up.