New Energies

  • Beijing – The dynamics of Innovation, Think20-G20 Summit 28 July 2016 The Bridge Tank joined the works of the G20-related Think 20 Summit and T20 Innovation Forum held by the China Science and Technology Exchange Center that will take place on July 30 in Beijing with the theme “Towards a Collaborative, Inclusive and Dynamic Global Environment”. It is organized with the support… Lire la suite
  • Tangier – Water, a key issue for climate change 26 July 2016 The Business Dialogue under the theme “Water and Climate Change” organized by the CGEM (General Confederation of Moroccan Companies) took place in Tangier on July 17. Joel Ruet, chairman of The Bridge Tank, was invited to join the prestigious panel of this event alongside stakeholders working in on water issues… Lire la suite
  • Marrakech – Renewable Energy, an asset for African development ? 25 July 2016 Sophia Semlali delivered The bridge Tank's ideas on sustainable energy for African, as on July 15 and 16, the city of Marrakech in Morocco was the host of the first African Forum for Renewable Energy. Organized jointly by the CEMAC (Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa), Masen (Moroccan agency… Lire la suite
  • New Delhi – “Smart City Expo” : towards sustainable Indian cities 20 July 2016 The second edition of the Smart Cities India Expo was held in New Dehli, India from the 11th to the 13th of May. This event brought together 325 businesses from 40 countries to debate intelligent solutions to be into to develop sustainable cities in India.  Haruki Sawaruma, analyst and researcher… Lire la suite
  • Davos – The Bridge Tank champions the Global South’s role in the Fourth Revolution 18 July 2016 At the 2016 Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland, some 2,800 attendees took the opportunity to discuss the challenges raised by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Bridge Tank was there and quick to point out that this fledgling revolution was not the prerogative of the Global North. In our view,… Lire la suite
  • Insights into Emerging Economies n°6 – Toward the COP22 of action 17 June 2016 Last week, delegates from 195 member countries of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathered in Bonn, Germany, to operationalize the agreement reached in Paris. The Bonn meeting aims to prepare the upcoming event held in Marrakech, which will be the phase of concrete actions. In this way, our… Lire la suite
  • For a COP22 of action, for a permanent stakeholder’s forum 10 June 2016 As the COP22 conference draws closer, most of the actors are getting impatient: everyone is waiting for the COP of action, from industry to civil society and the Moroccan presidency of the COP22 itself.  In this Op-ed published in L’opinion on the 10thof June 2016 , Joel Ruet (Chairman of the Bridge… Lire la suite
  • COP 22 in Morocco : African solutions for Africa and the world ? 2 June 2016 Morocco just announced its three top priorities for COP22, inviting partner countries to join the “Triple A” initiative : “Adaptation, Agriculture, Africa”. For the three co-authors of this OpEd published inJeune Afriqueon the 2nd of June, The initiative appears to be a major step although it has not been headlined by the… Lire la suite
  • Dakhla – Food security: a global problem vs. continental focused solutions 19 April 2016 The Crans Montana Forum, held in Dakhla, Morocco, from 17 to 22 March, was an opportunity for attendees to discuss South-South cooperation in Africa. They addressed the issue of African food security in a world that will have to feed 9 billion people by 2050. At the Forum, Bridge Tank’s… Lire la suite
  • Abu Dhabi – A “Green Week” in the United Arab Emirates 28 February 2016 The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, organized by Masdar from the 16th to 23rd January 2016, brought more than 32,000 participants from over 170 countries.  Over years, the event has become nothing less in importance than the “Davos of energy”. This edition, coming as post-COP21, additionally whistled the real kick-off for the deployment… Lire la suite
  • Paris COP21 – Deploying electric vehicles in Brazil and India 4 January 2016 At COP21, in the Climate Generations area at Le Bourget on 7 December, experts from The Bridge Tank, the Sustainable Mobility Institute and Renault discussed the issue of electric mobility in India and Brazil, along with the energy, environmental and societal issues it raises. An opportunity for Joël Ruet to… Lire la suite
  • Paris COP21 – The Bridge Tank contributes to a report on sustainable development and intellectual property 25 December 2015 On the occasion of the COP21, on 8 December, Joël Ruet, President of The Bridge Tank, and intellectual property lawyer Guillaume Henry presented the report "Sustainable Development and Intellectual Property: Access to Technologies in Emerging Countries" at the Cercle de l'Union Interalliée. In his presentation, Joël Ruet indicated that "the… Lire la suite
  • Inauguration of the Solektra Solar Academy in Bamako 16 December 2015 Following the involvement of The Bridge Tank in the Akon Lighting Africa project, the Bridge Tank was received by the singer and philanthropist Akon during his visit to Bamako on December 15, 2015. Akon launched his project of electrification of the continent through the development of solar energy.The Akon Lighting… Lire la suite
  • Paris – From the “pro-mitigation COP” to the “pro-adaptation COP” 16 December 2015 In the lead up to COP21, The Bridge Tank’s president Joël Ruet attended a dinner at the French Senate with Mrs Hakima El Haité, Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment in Morocco, where COP22 will be hosted in 2016 and, in her words, “continue the line of COP21”. This dinner… Lire la suite
  • Policy Brief: For a Rural Economic Ecosystem Strategy: Towards Inclusive Growth in Emerging Countries 6 November 2015 Emergence is not just industrial or urban. The Bridge Tank outlines a strategy for inclusive growth through the creation-densification of agricultural economic ecosystems forming a diversified rural economy. In the context of the emergence of urban economies of Asia and Africa, this Policy brief sets out an inclusive growth strategy… Lire la suite
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