On the occasion of the COP21, on 8 December, Joël Ruet, President of The Bridge Tank, and intellectual property lawyer Guillaume Henry presented the report “Sustainable Development and Intellectual Property: Access to Technologies in Emerging Countries” at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée.
In his presentation, Joël Ruet indicated that “the sites of specialisation are nowadays more and more temporary. This is the great lesson of emergence: the idea of specialisation, the ‘great economic idea’ that has been the basis of trade theory since the end of the 19th century, is becoming, if not moribund, at least dangerous for an economic territory. By the time specialisation is established, the industry has already changed. It is therefore important to promote a potential for rapid redeployment. It is a question of fertilising the diversity of the territories. This could be a role for the state.