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News & Highlights

  • Rethinking Hydro-Diplomacy: The Bridge Tank holds a high-level panel on the side of the UN-Water Summit on Groundwater 2022 8 December 2022 On December 6th, 2022, The Bridge Tank held a high level panel discussion on hydro-diplomacy in Paris, on the side of the UN-Water Summit on Groundwater 2022, coordinated by UNESCO. This event was placed under the high patronage of: Mrs. Irina Bokova Co-chair of the International Science Council’s Global Commission… Read more
  • COP 27: Advances on loss and damage but no breakthrough on climate finance despite a strong West African involvement 25 November 2022 The fear of ending COP 27 without any significant advances was looming over Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in the dying hours of this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference. But after a final negotiations marathon between the parties, a deal was eventually struck. The agreement which concluded two weeks of discussions… Read more
  • COP 27: From Distrust to Trust: Towards a balanced, empowered North-South blended climate finance for mitigation and adaptation 18 November 2022 As COP 27 slowly draws to a close, The Bridge Tank continues its efforts in favour of climate justice in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.On Thursday, November 17th, 2022, The Bridge Tank and Liberal International joined forces to organise a side event on climate finance - “Towards a balanced, empowered, North-South… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank continues its involvement on hydrogen at COP 27 through a high-level panel on African Green Hydrogen Hubs 17 November 2022 The Bridge Tank’s continued engagement on questions of hydrogen has put it at the forefront of public debate on the matter. Over the years, this has resulted in a number of publications on hydrogen (our report & our policy brief), and led to The Bridge Tank being the only think… Read more
  • An eventful first week at COP 27 in Sharm el Sheikh for our board member Hakima El Haite 15 November 2022 The first week of the COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh saw the world gather in the Egyptian coastal city to exchange on the many pressing issues of the world’s environmental crisis. One of those leaders taking part in the discussions and the seeking out of concrete solutions to combat… Read more
  • Hydrodiplomacy : International Rivers as Peace Enablers – experiences and solutions from river basin organizations 25 October 2022 Water has long been a resource taken for granted. As its flow and presence seemed endless, neighboring states sharing access to rivers and lakes often chose to approach water in a utilitarian and competing manner.But as the deterioration of ecosystems and the effects of climate change increasingly became apparent on… Read more
  • On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, The Bridge Tank contributes to diplomatic, civil society and business events. 30 September 2022 After two years of global pandemic, the United Nations General Assembly resumed in September 2022. As it is traditionally the case, this very active week will see the gathering of heads of state and government in New York, as well as numerous events organized by the diplomatic, civil society and… Read more
  • Analysis – Where has the Chinese COP 15 disappeared ? 22 September 2022 By Joël RUET & Malaurie LE BAIL – After being half-postponed four times due to the pandemic, half-launched through a heads of states level online event on October 2021, the COP 15 on biodiversity should have finally happened started on April 25, 2022 in Kunming, China. Is is now being… Read more
  • AUKUS – The Bridge Tank in Conversation with Frank Wisner 8 July 2022 Ambassador Frank Wisner, former USA under Secretary of Defense, puts AUKUS in context: a technological grouping of like-minded nations in front of China’s assertiveness, while remaining open to dialogue with China, and collaboration with Europe, India and others. This conversation was conducted following a webinar, co-hosted by The Bridge Tank… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank and the Maritime Research Center co-organized a webinar on: “Australia, United Kingdom and United States (AUKUS): A New Perspective based on the Underwater Domain Awareness (UDA) Framework” 30 June 2022 On June 30th, The Bridge Tank and the Maritime Research Center (MRC) co-organized a webinar titled “Australia, United Kingdom and United States (AUKUS): A New Perspective based on the Underwater Domain Awareness (UDA) Framework”. This event aimed at bringing together the defense industry, maritime strategists, policy makers and others, to… Read more
  • UN ocean conference: our issue brief on blue economy in the Bay of Bengal: common issues, shared expertise? 27 June 2022 On the occasion of the UN Ocean conference in Lisbon, co-organized with the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, The Bridge Tank and the French Development Agency are pleased to share an issue brief on blue economy in the Bay of Bengal. This issue brief is a synthesis of the main… Read more
  • European tour OMVS – The Bridge Tank for the promotion of hydrodiplomacy 27 June 2022 The Bridge Tank has partnered with the OMVS (Senegal River Development Organization) for a European tour to promote hydro-diplomacy which took place from June 9 to 24, 2022 in Geneva, Oslo, The Hague, Paris and Brussels. Hamed SEMEGA, High Commissioner of the OMVS and member of the Board du Bridge… Read more
  • Our board member, Pranjal Sharma presents his book “Stronger Together” to the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame 21 June 2022 On the occasion of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which is being held in Kigali, Rwanda from June 20-25, 2022, our board member, Mr. Pranjal Sharma met with the President of Rwanda, Mr. Paul Kagame. During this meeting, he presented and offered him his latest book entitled "Stronger… Read more
  • World Ocean Day: Towards Another, Cooperative, « Indo-Pacific? » 8 June 2022 Special report by The Bridge Tank and AFD: Sharing knowledge, experience & tools in the Blue Economy, the example of the Bay of Bengal CHASING THE ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL SIDE OF THE INDO-PACIFIC One observes a global trend to focus on the Indo-Pacific, mainly emphasizing security-diplomatic aspects. However, in view… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank joins the Think 7 in Berlin 1 June 2022 The Think7 Summit, which took place on May 23-24 2022 in Berlin, is organized by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Global Solutions Initiative (GSI), as think tanks mandated for the Think7 process during the German G7 presidency in 2022. It is organized in… Read more
  • Joël Ruet participates in a webinar on “COP26 and the Brahmaputra: A New Perspective based on the Underwater Domain Awareness (UDA) Framework” 5 May 2022 Our President, Joël Ruet participated in the webinar on May 5th, 2022 on the topic “COP26 and the Brahmaputra: A New Perspective Based on the Underwater Domain Awareness (UDA) Framework”. This is the 5th in a series of webinars organized by the Maritime Research Center and M/S NirDhwani Technology Pvt… Read more
  • OpEd: Risky Business: The U.S. Should Rethink Business With Kazakhstan 21 April 2022 An article written by our President, Joël Ruet about Kazakhstan's current and growing challenge to fight corruption that undermines foreign investment and the country's socio-economic development, was published in the media Entrepreneur.com. He warns that “despite the Kazakh government’s public campaign to attract foreign investors […] it will need to… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank at the BOAO Forum for Asia 2022: Promote Energy Integration and Build Green World 21 April 2022 The BOAO 2022 Forum was held from April 20 to 22 in a hybrid mode, aiming to conduct an open dialogue in a post-COVID world and on the prospects of common development in the world of tomorrow. Since 2018, The Bridge Tank has participated in the annual "Chinese Davos" event.… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank participates in the 9th World Water Forum – Dakar 2022 16 April 2022 On the occasion of the 9th World Water Forum, which was held in Dakar, Senegal from March 21 to 26, 2022, The Bridge Tank co-organized two events in favor of hydrodiplomacy and the preservation of major rivers . Joël Ruet, President of The Bridge Tank visited the site. The Water… Read more
  • Side event “From COP 26 Glasgow Commitments to COP 27 Egypt Opportunities: The MENA perspective Confirmation”: participation of our Board Members 30 March 2022 On the occasion of the first edition of the UNFCCC MENA Climate Week, from 28th – 31st of March, hosted by the Government of United Arab Emirates, Liberal International, of which The Bridge Tank is a member has organized a virtual side event on 29th of March named: From COP… Read more
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