The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
Please join us for a conversation with Michael Grub, the Chief Economist at the Carbon Trust. Professor Grubb will discuss international climate policy and the latest developments on the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme.
Michael Grubb was recently appointed as one of the six members of the UK government Committee on Climate Change, established under the Climate Change Bill current before UK Parliament, to "provide independent, expert advice on how the UK can best meet its climate change goals." Michael has combined a position as Chief Economist at the Carbon Trust with academic work primarily through Cambridge Faculty of Economics. The Carbon Trust is the UK's lead implementation agency, with a budget now exceeding US$200m/yr. His work has concentrated on UK and European implementation (including the 2020 package announced last week by the European Commission), but he is now beginning to re-engage on international dimensions.