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News & Highlights

  • UN 2023 Water Conference: The Bridge Tank and Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers organise a side event on the preservation of the Fouta Djallon Highlands 27 March 2023 Preserving the Fouta Djallon Highlands in Guinea, a region commonly referred to as the water tower of West Africa, harbouring the sources of the region’s largest rivers, brought together The Bridge Tank, Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers (Initiatives pour l'Avenir des Grands Fleuves, IAGF), and the Senegal River… Read more
  • G20/Business 20: Second meeting of the B20 India Task Force on Energy, Climate Change & Resource Efficiency 15 March 2023 The Bridge Tank’s presence in New Delhi, India, for the CII Partnership Summit 2023 from 13-15 March saw Joel Ruet, President, The Bridge Tank, take part in the second meeting of the B20 India Task Force Energy, Climate Change & Resource Efficiency. As a member of the task force, The… Read more
  • G20-Business20-CII Partnership Summit 2023: The Bridge Tank discusses resilient green supply chains 15 March 2023 On the last day of this year’s CII Partnership Summit 2023 in New Delhi, India, Joel Ruet, President, The Bridge Tank, took part in a session on ‘Building Resource Efficient & Resilient Green Supply Chains.’ The 28th edition of the summit organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) from… Read more
  • Hydro-diplomacy : Detailed report of The Bridge Tank’s High Level Panel on hydro-diplomacy 22 February 2023 Two months after holding its high-level panel on hydro-diplomacy in Paris, on December 6th, 2022, The Bridge Tank looks back on the discussions and captivating ideas brought to the table by the conference's participants. These are the ideas and contributions that we shall bring to the fore during the UN… Read more
  • G20/Business 20 : The Bridge Tank takes part in the B20 India Inception Meeting 17 February 2023 After Indonesia’s tenure in 2022, the turn of the year saw India assume the presidency of the G20 for 2023. From 22 to 24 January 2023, the city of Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India, hosted the Inception Meeting of the Business 20 (B20) Engagement Group of the G20 to discuss the… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank’s Davos Innovation Lunch 2023 : Fostering cooperation on biosecurity during the World Economic Forum 9 February 2023 On the last day of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos and for the third edition in a row, The Bridge Tank held its now traditional "Innovation Lunch" on Davos' Promenade, partnering with our board member Judit Arenas, APCO Worldwide, and the San Diego-based biotechnology company Illumina to discuss… Read more
  • Davos 2023: The Bridge Tank’s takeaways from the World Economic Forum 3 February 2023 The third week of 2023 saw the world gather once again for the World Economic Forum in Davos. From January 16th to 20th, political, economic, and civil society leaders from around the globe met in the Swiss Alps to discuss the economic future of our world.This year's focus on “Cooperation… Read more
  • Issue Brief – Safeguarding West Africa’s Fouta Djallon Highlands 25 January 2023 As a Champion of the Great Green Wall, let me tell you how convinced I am that the Fouta Djallon in Guinea, but also the inland delta of the Niger River in Mali, the Liptako-Gourma in Burkina Faso and in Niger, collectively constitute its roots and “strategic depth”. As Erik… Read more
  • “The Bridge Tank Breakfast Series” with Bernard Cazeneuve 24 January 2023 On 12 January 2023, The Bridge Tank had the pleasure of hosting a new edition of "The Bridge Tank Breakfast Series" around Mr Bernard Cazeneuve, former French Prime Minister. This closed-door meeting brought together some twenty eminent French and international economic and political decision-makers to discuss subjects relating to the… Read more
  • Hydro-diplomacy: The Bridge Tank launches the World Water for Peace Conference 19 December 2022 Since the year 2000, the share of conflicts over transboundary freshwater resources has been on the rise. Simultaneously, the rate of institutionalising cooperation, i.e. treaties and river basin organisations, has been declining, which the UN processes exemplify.Fortunately, ideas, tools, and initiatives developed by practitioners and thinkers from the field are… Read more
  • 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 to collaboration with Europe, India and others.The discussion addressed recent tensions between France and AUKUS, geopolitical shifts since… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank at Liberal International’s 75th anniversary congress in Sofia 5 July 2022 From June 30 to July 3, 2022, Liberal International held its 75th anniversary congress in Sofia, Bulgaria. Joel Ruet, President, The Bridge Tank, attended the congress, our think tank having been elected an observer member of Liberal International in 2021. As President of Liberal International, our Board Member Hakima el… Read more
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