Gender equality is one of the main prerequisites for achieving sustainable and inclusive development. For example, the gender dimension of development aid is an absolute precondition for a fairer and more equal world, as well as for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
In 2018, Luxembourg’s Development Cooperation made a commitment to greater mobilisation of innovative partnerships approaches and instruments in the areas where Luxembourg has a specific comparative advantage, particularly as a major international financial centre, and in the data and information and communication technologies (ICT) sector.
ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
In the context of a global climate emergency, which became even more acute in 2019, Luxembourg has maintained its commitment to combating climate change, including through its development cooperation. This commitment is crucial, because people in the countries of the South, who contribute the least to the harmful effects of climate change, are often the ones most affected. Indeed, as extreme weather becomes more frequent, there is a considerable impact on people who depend directly on agriculture and coastal activities, who do not have the resources to protect themselves from extreme heat waves or who have less resilience to the prolonged periods of drought and devastating floods that are becoming more frequent.