Joël Ruet, President of The Bridge Tank, was one of the speakers at the 2021 edition of the Horasis Global Meeting, an annual meeting of the world’s leading decision makers from business, government and civil society. He intervened during a panel addressing global climate change. He stated that COP26 will be an opportunity to make an assessment of the progress made since the 2015 Paris Agreement. If he expressed optimism concerning the ecological transition in regard of current trends, he highlighted that green finance must be developed further, many projects still being unable to find funds. Joël Ruet called for a strong understanding of the issues at stake by the industries as well as strong coordination organized by governments. His concluding remark was that Africa is now the next frontier to fight climate change.
The panel was moderated by Sherry Roberts. The other panelists were Stephen Brenninkmeijer, Carsten Brinkschulte, Frédéric de Mévius and Nicolas Payen.
Watch his intervention here.