We have mapped the relevant regional and global Forums where our members have engaged into a recurring dialogue. Building on the clusters of ideas we developed, we take our “pilgrim’s stick” to identify the potentialities for future game-changing platforms.
The Chairman of The Bridge Tank, Joël Ruet, has commented on France 24 channel the 24th January 2016 the visit of the French President François Hollande in India.
The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, organized by Masdar from the 16th to 23rd January 2016, brought more than 32,000 participants from over 170 countries. Over years, the event has become nothing less in importance than the “Davos of energy”. This edition, coming as post-COP21, additionally whistled the real kick-off for the deployment of renewable energy.
On the occasion of COP21, December 8, Joel Ruet, Chairman of The Bridge Tank, and Guillaume Henry, the lawyer entitled Intellectual Property, presented the report “Sustainable Development and Intellectual Property: Access to technologies emerging” at the prestigious Club “Cercle de l’Union Interalliée”.
In the wake of COP21 in Paris, and without waiting for ratification of the agreement and its implementation, Mali has seen the inauguration of the Solar Academy Solektra Bamako, designed to support the emergence of a new generation of Africans trained in solar technologies. Present on site, The Bridge Tank welcomed an initiative that focuses on a competent human capital for electrification and development of the African continent.
At COP21, in the Climate Generations area at Le Bourget on 7 December, experts from The Bridge Tank, the Sustainable Mobility Institute and Renault discussed the issue of electric mobility in India and Brazil, along with the energy, environmental and societal issues it raises. An opportunity for Joël Ruet to unveil our think tank’s original vision of the levers to deploy this technology.
The 3rd Dakhla International Meeting, organized under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI, was held 3—4 December 2015 on the theme “New economic territories, actors and factors in emergence, comparative international experiences”. At this event, Joël Ruet, president of The Bridge Tank, foregrounded Morocco’s signals of emergence, be it industrial diversification or the enhancement of its natural capital.
In the lead up to COP21, The Bridge Tank’s president Joël Ruet attended a dinner at the French Senate with Mrs Hakima El Haité, Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment in Morocco, where COP22 will be hosted in 2016 and, in her words, “continue the line of COP21”.
At the 2015 MEDays Forum in Tangier, Morocco, The Bridge Tank’s president, Joël Ruet, commented that inclusive development starts from the bottom up, driven by the grassroots dynamism of people determined to act. However, although it is impossible to impose any kind of model on the world — particularly in the Global South — nothing will happen unless the elites act with utmost integrity and assume their responsibility to create the conditions tha