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News & Highlights

  • 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
  • The Bridge Tank attends the 18th edition of the International Symi Symposium 10 July 2017 Between the 2nd and the 7th of July 2017, the 18th International Symi Symposium took place in Elounda, Crete. Centered around George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece and currently President of the Socialist International, this forum gathers every year leading intellectuals, politicians, Nobel laureates, entrepreneurs, diplomats, scientists, and activists… 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 Bridge Tank meets The Shanghai Institute of International Studies 10 June 2017 On the 6th of June 2017, the Bridge Tank received in our Paris office at the Brongniart Palace a delegation of the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, led by its President, Chen Dongxiao, who chaired over the T20 conference during the 2016 Chinese presidency of the G20 summit. The discussion… 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
  • Joël Ruet attends the “Think20 Global Solutions” summit 2 May 2017 Between the 29th and the 30th of May 2017, the Think20 Summit of Global Solutions was held in Berlin. The Bridge Tank was represented by president Joël Ruet. Ruet discussed with the African Union delegation, notably the Vice Chairperson of the African Union Commission Thomas Kwesi Quartey, on the role… Read more
  • Joël Ruet meets Wang Yao, member of China’s carbon committee, to discuss green finance issues 20 March 2017 On the 19th of March 2017, Joël Ruet visited the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing to meet with Professor Wang Yao, deputy secretary to the Green Finance Committee of China. She had already taken part in the final panel of the conferences organised by the Bridge Tank… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank attends the 12th Confederation of Indian Industry Conclave on India-Africa in New Delhi 11 March 2017 On the 9th and 10th of March 2017, the Confederation of Indian Industry held its 12th Exim Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership in New Delhi, India. This conclave was notably inaugurated by Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, and M.J. Akbar, minister of external affairs. Speakers included Nirmala Sitharaman, Indian Minister of Commerce… 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
  • The Bridge Tank is invited to the launch of the Hydrogen Council at the 2017 Davos Forum 20 January 2017 On the 17th of January 2017,  the Hydrogen Council was launched as part of the Davos Forum, inaugurated by Dominic Waughray, Senior Director and Head of Environmental Initiatives of the World Economic Forum. The Bridge Tank, the only think tank to be invited to the event, was represented by out… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank at COP21 15 December 2016 The Bridge Tank team participated in a series of events during COP21, from a meeting at the French Senate with Moroccan Environment Minister Hakima el Haite on the position of developing countries, to the "COP of Solutions," to the publication of a study at the Cercle Interallié that was conducted… Read more
  • COP22 in Marrakech: “What innovations to face climate change? 17 November 2016 On 16th November The Bridge Tank organised in the COP22 in Marrakech a conference whose topic was: "What innovations to face climate change? The President of the Bridge Tank Joël Ruet moderated this conference accompanied by Jasmine Zerinini, former French diplomat and member of the Bridge Tank and Chatham House… Read more
  • COP22 in Marrakech: “Structuring the new climate change markets: The South-South Business Models for after COP22” 2 November 2016 This conference entitled "Structuring the new climate change markets: TheSouth-South Business Models for Post-COP22", was held on November 16 in the COP22 "Green Zone" (civil society) as the third of four conferences hosted by the Bridge Tank during the COP22 summit in Marrakech between November 7 and 18, 2016.It proposed… 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
  • 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:… Read more
  • On Europe, the UN Security Council and the race for next UN-SG 12 September 2016 The UN Security Council vote on Friday and the events of this weekend have suddenly turned the UN Secretary-General election from a marathon race into a sprint finish, with more twists and turns to come. Contrary to Ban Ki-moon’s election ten years ago, the race remains vivid. But the running… Read more
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