“Resourceful Luxembourg” will be the central theme of the Luxembourg Pavilion. This theme will be explored in different ways and combined with the values of openness, dynamism and reliability that correspond to the positioning of Luxembourg.
In concrete terms, Luxembourg will develop and set out the following objectives:
- Create a society that draws on its richness in diversity (cultures, languages, partnerships …)
- Find new resources for humanity (financial, spatial, digital …)
- To be a laboratory for the future (commitment for the 3rd industrial revolution, circular economy, quality of life …)
- Promote active solidarity
The underlying theme of Luxembourg’s presence at EXPO 2020 DUBAI starts with resources and the need to reinvent them.
Because… preserving the resources of our planet and finding new ones to ensure the survival of humanity are the 2 most fascinating challenges of our time.
Once poor, Luxembourg saw its population take flight before finally finding within its depths the means to take off: the iron ores and their ingenious exploitation allowed the country to increase its wealth and become a world leader in steel. And while the iron and steel industries are sometimes considered an industry of the past, steel is an infinitely recyclable material that can respond to environmental challenges.
Innovation is also part of Luxembourg’s DNA: by intelligently connecting networks, energy, ICTs and users, considerable progress can be made for society and a better quality of life. And just as intelligence multiplies when it is shared, Luxembourg has always demonstrated its openness to all. It has even become a centre dedicated to financing projects that fight against global warming around the world. Luxembourg is also a place where sustainable development projects will find an effective springboard towards success.
It is because of this daring sprit that this small country has grown larger and has, for several decades, even projected its influence into space. It pushes the boundaries of communication by bringing the Internet to wherever it is inaccessible and continues to explore opportunities which will expand its influence in space.
In the end, Luxembourg is a living laboratory for rethinking the question of resources.
In Dubai, Luxembourg will show the world its many facets, some of which are relatively unknown: