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.”
Speakers: Daniele Agostini, Head of Low Carbon and European Energy Policies, Enel; Kelley Kizzier, Vice President for Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund; Michael Mehling, Deputy Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Robert Stavins, Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
Article 6 of the Paris Agreement provides opportunities for national governments and the private sector to cooperate internationally to address climate change. In particular, it provides two modalities for international market-based mechanisms. At COP-26 in Glasgow in November, the Parties to the Paris Agreement will attempt (once again) to write the specific rules for implementing Article 6. Speakers in this event — all experts on Article 6 and market mechanisms more generally — will examine the potential of Article 6 — and its prospects at COP-26 and beyond.
Mr. Mehling’s presentation will be based in large part on a discussion paper he recently completed for the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, which is available here.
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