Climat, environnement, ressources

Waste in Vietnam

A continuously developing and increasing global population places considerable pressure on a planet with limited natural resources and fragile ecosystems. Combined with the effects of climate change, this presents the world as a whole, but especially the weakest in developing countries, with new monumental challenges. The result is water scarcity, a loss of biodiversity and the degradation of the environment. Without a sustainable development strategy and changing production and consumption patterns, societies and development opportunities will be placed under increasing pressure at the local and global level.

The new law on development cooperation of 19 March 2013 states that any Belgian development cooperation initiative must integrate “protection of the environment and of natural resources, including the fight against climate change, drought and global deforestation”.

 Strategy note Environment (PDF, 807.35 KB) (2014)