Paul Isbell is an affiliate professor in the Faculty for Governance, Social and Economic Sciences at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Rabat, and at the School of Global and Public Affairs of IE University in Madrid where he teaches energy, environmental governance and policy, the political economy of climate change, global political economy and The Atlantic Basin. Previously he was the Gulbenkian Fellow and the CAF Energy Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, in Washington, D.C. Prior to that he was a Senior Research Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid where he was Senior Fellow for International Economy, the founder and Director of the Energy and Climate Change Program, and a Senior Research Associate dedicated to US-Spain bilateral relations.
Recently he has also been a Climate Change Consultant for the World Resource Institute on land restoration in Latin America (WRI) and an Energy and Climate Change Consultant for the Inter-American, Development Bank (IADB) on low carbon transition. He is the author of Energy and the Atlantic: The Shifting Energy Landscapes of the Atlantic Basin (2012); co-author and editor of The Future of Energy in the Atlantic Basin (2015), and of Energy and Transportation in the Atlantic Basin(2017) (all available at Brookings Press).