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News & Highlights

  • The Bridge Tank and French Development Agency launch their 2nd workshop on Blue economy: implementation issues 1 February 2022 On January 21, 2022, The Bridge Tank held the second workshop in a series of three with the mandate of the French Development Agency on blue economy in the Bay of Bengal (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka). Whereas the first workshop aimed at earmarking new blue economy priorities for various actors and nations… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank Report – Renewable Energy auctions in Kazakhstan in light of Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, India and Germany 7 January 2022 In the context of our accelerating and transforming economic and energy systems, renewable energy auction systems have contributed in some manner to stimulating the renewables sector over the past decades. This is mainly due to the lower costs of new technologies, useful for emerging countries lacking investment resources, but also… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank and the French Development Agency launched a joint seminar series on blue economy in the Bay of Bengal (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka) 30 November 2021 The Bridge Tank and AFD are co-hosting three workshops to understand the way in which Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka organize their blue economy strategies, adapt to the physical impacts of climate change of the fishery resource and to identify the priorities, the opportunities and the needs for action. Along… Read more
  • “Profiteering & pandemic: WTO, pharma industry must introspect”, tribune by our board member Pranjal Sharma 22 November 2021 In the ongoing context of the Covid-19 pandemic, our board member, Pranjal Sharma, wrote the following OpEd, published by The Daily Guardian, on the benefits of waivering the IPR (intellectual property rights) on vaccine production, particularly for low-income countries such as India and those of the African continent. Read his… Read more
  • Green Hydrogen prospects at COP 26 15 November 2021 During COP26 in Glasgow, The Bridge Tank centred its contribution to the conference on the theme of green hydrogen and its potential as a decarbonised energy carrier. An active participant in COPs since COP22 and the Innovation Forum it helped organise, and a think tank invited to the launch of… Read more
  • France 24 – Joël Ruet speaks on the 2021 Chinese Communist Party Congress and Chinese economic difficulties 15 November 2021 The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began its most important meeting of the year on Monday, the 8th of November 2021, which will set President Xi Jinping's historic vision in stone. The Beijing strongman has been in power for nine years and in a year's time will seek a third term… Read more
  • Special Report – Moving ahead of COP26 & COP15: finance & coalitions for hydrogen & the blue economy 10 November 2021 In the context of international negotiations on climate and biodiversity (COP26 and COP15), The Bridge Tank has developed analyses on global priority topics, these international conferences of which are considered as some of the most urgent. This report aims to contribute to the global and diplomatic discussion on climate change… Read more
  • COP26 Side Event – Liberal International’s Declaration for Climate 9 November 2021 On 8 November 2021, The Bridge Tank, an Observing Member to Liberal International participated to an online roundtable event on the fringes of COP26, hosted by ALDE Party and Liberal International.  Liberal policymakers and representatives from partner organizations congregated to share their views and exchange information on the ongoing United… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank at the 10th international session of IFGR in Geneva 4 November 2021 The 10th international session of Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers - IFGR (Initiatives pour l'Avenir des Grands Fleuves, IAGF), an organisation chaired by Erik Orsenna, member of the Académie Française, was held in Geneva from 27 October to 1 November 2021. The Bridge Tank took part in this… Read more
  • 2M TV Morocco – Joël Ruet speaks on how the roll-out of the vaccine pass will facilitate the return to normal life 26 October 2021 Joël Ruet, President of The Bridge Tank, spoke on newscast Infosoir on Monday 25 October on the French-Moroccan television channel 2M. Joël Ruet indicated that the world is in a new phase in the treatment of the pandemic, with imperatives and specificities that differ from the period of its advent.… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank contributes to the 2021 Armenian edition of the Summit of Minds 25 October 2021 The 2021 Armenian edition of the Summit of Minds forum was held on the 23rd and 24th of October in the city of Dijilan, in the presence of Armenian President Armen Sarkissian. The Bridge Tank’s president Joël Ruet, attended this event alongside our board member Pranjal Sharma, who intervened on… Read more
  • OpEd: G20 Must Help Low Income Countries Get Out of Debt Crises 14 October 2021 On the occasion of the G20 Finance Ministers meeting in Washington DC, our Policy Brief on the modernization of the African Banking sector was mentioned in an OpEd in Diplomatic Courier by Joel Ruet. This paper suggests that, in addition to sovereign aid, commercial banks in Africa get a fairer… Read more
  • Issue Brief: AUKUS – A storm in the Pacific 5 October 2021 On 15 September 2021, Australia terminated a contract with France to supply conventional submarines, in favor  of a nuclear military-technology collaboration with the United States and the United Kingdom. This breach of contract highlighted the nascent AUKUS (Australia, United Kingdom and United States) military alliance, which was created in response… Read more
  • Liberal International 204th Executive Committee Meeting Elects The Bridge Tank as an Observing Member to LI 4 October 2021 The 204th executive committee meeting of Liberal International took place online from 1 – 3 October 2021, with 132 registered delegates from 45 countries and 6 regions of the world. The Bridge Tank was one of think tanks to be officially welcomed to the LI family, demonstrating the growing appeal… Read more
  • Our board member, Irina Bokova, is part of the “Leaders pour la Paix” delegation received by Pope Francis 22 September 2021 The Bridge Tank's board member and former Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, was received at the Vatican on Saturday, 4th of September by Pope Francis as part of the official "Leaders pour la paix" (Leaders for Peace) delegation.In his speech, Pope Francis acknowledged the Covid-19 pandemic and the particular difficulties… Read more
  • “Transatlantic Talks: Reflections for Europe with French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin 21 September 2021 On 21 September 2021, The Bridge Tank and the France-Amériques Circle inaugurated the "Transatlantic Talks". The objective of these meetings is to bring together decision-makers around a personality in a closed format, and aim to feed into proposals ahead of the French Presidency of the European Union.This first meeting gathered… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank participates the 2021 edition of the Summit of Minds 20 September 2021 The 2021 edition of the Summit of Minds forum took place at Chamonix, from the 17 – 19th of September. This year, the Summit was focused on two main ideas: key macro issues and wellness and wellbeing, with a particular spotlight on natural capital (nature as a productive asset). In… Read more
  • Malaurie Le Bail, analyst at The Bridge Tank, speaks at the conference: “Between Russian and Chinese covetousness, what place for the European Union?” 17 September 2021 The conference on Central Asia at Sciences Po Strasbourg, on 17 September 2021, "Between Russian and Chinese covetousness, what place for the European Union?", was for The Bridge Tank the opportunity to recall that the land silk roads are first of all a vast operation to open up the provinces… Read more
  • When bad controversies drive out the good ones: rehabilitating scientific controversy 14 September 2021 At a time when Covid variants are multiplying, what is known genetically about this virus, from the processes of its emergence, to the role of virology in the analysis of its current evolution, to the genetic origins of its transformation into a pandemic, as well as the hypothesis of the… Read more
  • TRT World – The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economies of France and the EU 9 August 2021 In July 2021, The Bridge Tank's President Joel Ruet, economist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), joined David Foster on Turkish television channel TRT World to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economies of France and the EU. Comparing the pandemic to previous crises,… Read more
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