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News & Highlights

  • On Africa and the “Pangolin effect” 20 April 2020 Issue Brief, by our Board Member, Mamadou Lamine Diallo, former Head of Political Cabinet to the President of the Commission of the African Union. Diallo sets out directions for African leaders framing their destiny, in contrast with China's vision for the Continent, with the backdrop of a note by the… Read more
  • FLATTENING THE CURVE – A pan-European comparative analysis of the COVID-19 outbreak 15 April 2020 A new report published by the Bridge Tank compares the outbreak of COVID-19 across ten major European countries. This ground-breaking analysis identifies the best and worst performing countries in Europe, and the reasons behind their respective performance in flattening the curve. Italy, Spain, France, UK, The Netherlands and Belgium are the most… Read more
  • Coronavirus Shows Healthcare Needs Global Governance 12 April 2020 BY IRINA BOKOVA, HAKIMA EL HAITE, GEORGE PAPANDREOU, JOËL RUET We firmly believe it is time to re-consider every country’s health security, using global governance tools that already exist. If we have the will and resources to invest into financial stability or limit global heating, why is health security not… Read more
  • African solutions for the African lockdown 5 April 2020 Hakima el Haite, President of Liberal International, Joël Ruet and Iman Zbib wrote together and article for La Tribune entitled “African solutions for the African lockdown” on the 4th of April 2020. They highlighted the importance of African initiatives to help population go through lockdown, so that the important solidarity… Read more
  • Healthcare needs global governance 19 March 2020 By Irina Bojova, Hakima El Haite, George Papandreou, Joël Ruet. Irina Bokova, former Director-General of UNESCO, Hakima El Haite, President of Liberal International, George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece and President of Socialist International, and Joël Ruet co-published an article in Diplomatic Courier and La Tribune. It was entitled… Read more
  • Innovation lunch by The Bridge Tank in Davos 23 January 2020 The Bridge Tank organized on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos an international workshop on the theme: “Accelerating the smart city - financing solutions and project governance for emerging markets. " The bridge tank organised an industry conversation on « accelerating the smart city – financing solutions… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank’s 2020 Davos – Highlights 23 January 2020 As each year, Davos is too hectic to come into a post. Here are, beyond our own organized "Innovation Lunch", some highlights. We started with a TV interview on this year's theme on sustainable environment at the 50th World Economic Forum - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwk5r9PJcPE . The Davos forum of course lags… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank participated in the G20 / Think20 kick-off meeting in Riyadh 18 January 2020 At this meeting we presented our ideas and plans for a policy brief to G20 leaders on increasing the financial envelope of the Green Climate Fund. The Brief will be directed by The Bridge Tank and involves contributors from Tunisia, China, India, Indonesia, Germany, Italy and France. Over the past… Read more
  • Unlocking Finance: The Key Factor for Investment on Green Projects in Africa 1 November 2019 A significant change in how investors approach green projects is underway. The fight against climate change requires and will require increases in the amount of capital being devoted to green projects. This underlines the importance of mobilizing financial actors from the private sector. Their awareness of this need and on… Read more
  • T20/G20 Policy Brief : Innovative Green-Technology SMEs as an Opportunity to Promote Financial De-Risking 1 June 2018 By Joël Ruet(The Bridge Tank and CNRS-CEPN), Elena Verdolini(FEEM and CMCC), Céline Bak(CIGI and Analytica Advisors),  Anbumozhi Venkatachalam(ERIA) “We recommend that the G20 target innovative green-technology SMEs as an opportunity to promote financial de-risking while addressing Paris Agreement commitments and UN Sustainable Development Goals. This should be achieved by creating signals for private… Read more
  • Research Paper: One Belt One Road and the Reconfiguration of EU-China Relations 1 March 2018 At the 2017 Davos Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized the merits of globalization and called for more effective measures and structural reforms to establish equitable governance and build new growth models. The “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) initiative has been accelerated with the Chinese presidency of the G20… Read more
  • France Might Miss The Great African Transformation 15 September 2017 No French diplomat was present at the launching of the African Union “2016 Transition Report” in New York on September 21st. Is it because it is an internal matter of the African Union, or is it symptomatic of a French disregard for the  transformation of the continent ? In either case,… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank, a T20 member, participated in the G20 Summit in Hamburg 14 August 2017 The Think20 (T20) is a network of research institutes and think tanks from the G20 countries. Its role is to provide policy recommendations to the G20. It also facilitates interaction between members and shares global issues through its blog. The Bridge Tank, member of the T20, participated in the G20… Read more
  • Ambitious mobility targets and industrial policy for India 7 August 2017 India is ambitious. In order to reduce its CO2 emissions and to respond to urban air pollution issues, it announces, through the voices of its ministers of transport and energy, unprecedented green transition targets in the mobility sector: 22,5% biofuel and 100% electric vehicles by 2030. However, the measures that… Read more
  • Policy Brief – Soil as natural capital : a factor for sustainable growth diversification 1 July 2017 By Edouard Lanckriet - The soil is a living ecosystem that is capable of growth and diversification. It is also a productive capital but the conventional methods and technologies of its exploitation could lead to its destruction. Reversing this paradigm is the basis of a green growth strategy: the soil… Read more
  • The reopening of the Bonn climate negotiations: what are the challenges for COP 23? 23 May 2017 Joël Ruet was interviewed by the Moroccan National Radio and Television Company (SNRT) on the reopening of negotiations in Bonn.     One of the main issues raised during this interview was the ambiguous position of the United States, as the election of Donald Trump represents an uncertainty for the… Read more
  • Our take on the Low Emission Solutions Conference – COP 22 31 January 2017 Download the full report here. This report details the discussions and conclusions at the LESC conference from November 14th to 16th as part of the COP22 in Marrakesh. The report is meant to be a collection of data, quotes, and viewpoints put forth by the speakers and panelists over this three-day… Read more
  • Report: Sustainable Development & Intellectual Property: Access to Technologies in Developing Countries 1 November 2016 Sustainable development, this meta-project that aims to secure development without harmful consequences for humankind and the environment, is of great necessity as our planet is threatened by climate change. In developing countries in particular, it requires the large-scale deployment of “clean” or environmentally sound technologies. The role of industrial property… Read more
  • 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… Read more
  • New York – Opening Week of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly 14 October 2016 On the sidelines of the opening of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Joël Ruet, chairman of The Bridge Tank, participated in a number of events in New York City, organized by the African Union and the IDLO (International Development Law Organization). On September 21st, the Commission of… Read more
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