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  • The Bridge Tank at COP22 : Programme of our Side-Events 21 October 2016 The COP 22 marks the beginning of a new cycle of COPs: COPs of action. For all stakeholders, today's challenge is to identify the tools that will permit the implementation of the commitments made last December. Thus, this will also be the COP of innovation: innovative ideas, tools, and solutions. This is why… Lire la suite
  • Insights into Emerging Economies n°7 : Moving Towards Sustainable and Concrete Solutions for the South 5 October 2016 The green light from the European Union for the ratification of the Paris Agreement has just been given. This is good news after 62 states have already ratified the text, including China, India, and Morocco. And an assurance that we will see the December 2015 agreement enter into force. However,… Lire la suite
  • Inaugural Dinner for the Launch of the InnovaCOP Platform in the Presence of Madam Minister El Haite 4 October 2016 On September 28th, The Bridge Tank organized a dinner to launch the InnovaCOP platform at the Maison des Polytechniciens, in the heart of the 7th Arrondissement of Paris. Ms. Hakima El Haite, Deputy Minister of the Environment in Morocco, was present at the event, which brought together several renowned guests:… Lire la suite
  • Green Economy: An Opportunity for Youth Employment 9 September 2016 “In a context of global environmental challenges, solutions toward a Green Economy can provide a employment opportunities for the global youth. Besides experts proposals, democratic discussion among the youth can provide lively and rich with ideas, based on as many stories of successful sustainable development projects to be shared among… Lire la suite
  • Insights into Emerging Economies n°6 – Toward the COP22 of action 17 June 2016 Last week, delegates from 195 member countries of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathered in Bonn, Germany, to operationalize the agreement reached in Paris. The Bonn meeting aims to prepare the upcoming event held in Marrakech, which will be the phase of concrete actions. In this way, our… Lire la suite
  • For a COP22 of action, for a permanent stakeholder’s forum 10 June 2016 As the COP22 conference draws closer, most of the actors are getting impatient: everyone is waiting for the COP of action, from industry to civil society and the Moroccan presidency of the COP22 itself.  In this Op-ed published in L’opinion on the 10thof June 2016 , Joel Ruet (Chairman of the Bridge… Lire la suite
  • Abu Dhabi – A “Green Week” in the United Arab Emirates 28 February 2016 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… Lire la suite
  • Paris – From the “pro-mitigation COP” to the “pro-adaptation COP” 16 December 2015 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”. This dinner… Lire la suite
  • A Convenient Climate Justice : India’s Ambiguous Position 9 December 2015 As the COP21 conference draws closer, India is refusing to follow the open position of China and provide figures on emissions declines. The Environment Minister of India, Prakash Javadekar, admitted that the government’s priority right now is on electricity access and poverty reduction, even though 13 of the 20 most polluted cities… Lire la suite
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