• Income group: lower middle income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.416
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 2,468
  • Population: 2,217,000
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Low climate risk

Empirical evidence from Lesotho on NbS effectiveness

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Highly vulnerable groups
  • Forestry
  • Energy
  • Rural population
  • Education
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Sustainable development / green growth
    • Livelihood security
  • Broad type of indirect action
    • Investment in climate change research / monitoring
    • Disaster risk reduction
    • Institutional capacity building
    • Community capacity building
    • Resilient livelihoods

Current Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Pursuant to this policy, the Forestry Act of 1998 was promulgated and a new National Forest Policy was launched in 2008 to pursue sustainable forest management; poverty reduction strategy through social and economic dimensions of forestry development and enhancing people’s participation in the on-going Land Rehabilitation Program of the Government of Lesotho.

Conservation agriculture: advocacy, extension / training, research integration into formal curricula.

Eco-system based climate change adaptation in southern Lesotho.

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Management and Reclamation of Degraded and Eroded Land in the Flood Prone Areas.

Conservation and Rehabilitation of Degraded Wetlands in the Mountain Areas of Lesotho.