Einführung/Introduction Lesotho

Das Königreich Lesotho ist ein Binnenland im süd-östlichen Afrika, es ist komplett vom Staatsgebiet Südafrikas umgeben. Landschaftsprägend ist das Hochgebirge (die Drakensberge). Die gesamte Landesfläche liegt über 1000 Metern. Der niedrigste Punkt im Land ist 1399 Meter ü.M., der höchste etwa 3500 Meter ü.M. In den regenreichen Gebirgsmassiven gibt es viele Wasserfälle und Stauseen.

Weitere Informationen zu Lesotho und zur dortigen Geographie

The Kingdom of Lesotho is situated in the south eastern region of Southern Africa, covering an area of 30,355 km² and is entirely surrounded by South Africa. Lesotho’s geographical formation is characterised by high mountains and deep valleys, and it is the only country in the world to have all its entire territory located at more than 1,000 metres above sea level. More than 75 % of Lesotho is mountainous, with only 25 % considered lowland. The lowest point is 1,388 metres rising to almost 3,500 metres in the Maloti mountain range which forms the border with South Africa to the north east and south west. Thabana Ntlenyana, at 3,483 metres, is the highest mountain in Southern Africa, whilst Maletsunyane Falls is one of the tallest single-drop waterfalls in the region plunging for 192 metres and Sehlabe-Thebe National Park.

Source: http://www.sadc.int/member-states/lesotho/


Climate Watch Data / Klimadaten: Lesotho

Source: SDG Linkages Northrop, E., H. Biru, S. Lima, M. Bouye, and R. Song. 2016. “Examining the Alignment Between the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and Sustainable Development Goals.” Working Paper. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at: www.climatewatchdata.org

Govermental Policies / Klimapolitik der Regierung

UNFCCC - Lesotho: Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)

UNFCCC: Lesotho National Communication 3

UNFCCC: Lesotho National Communication 2

UNFCCC: Record of the facilitative sharing of views at the fifty-eighthsession of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation: Lesotho

Gov. of Lesotho: National climate change policy

LSE/Grantham Institute: Climate change laws and policies - Lesotho

Climate Rights: Lesotho

UNITAR: National adaptation planning process

Lesotho Meteorological Services, green cooling

South South North Partnership: Lesotho - climate finance partnership

INDC: Renewable Energy

UNITAR: National adaptation planning process

FAO: Strenghtening capacity for climate change adaptation in agriculture

FAO: Conservation agriculture - climate change

FAO: Climate change adaptation in Swaziland, Lesotho and Malawi

TRALAC: Water infrastructure - climate resiliance

WB: Water security and climate change

RVCC: Climate change training portal

IOM: Mainstreaming migration, environment and climate change reintegrationundp

Reliefweb: Lesotho

Reliefweb: Lesotho Drought 2017

Reliefweb: Lesotho Drought 2019

Reliefweb: Strengthening hydromet services in Lesotho

Reliefweb: Climate smart agriculture in Lesotho

Reliefweb: ACP Steps - Rescue from Climate Change Impacts

UNDP: Project Document, Lowlands and Lower Senqu River Basin

Irish AID: Lesotho climate action report


NGOs / NROs and experts on climate change

ELDIS: Lesotho - climate change

IIED: Leagalize Paris agreement

ISS: Highlands water project, environmental degradation, human security

GFAR: Climate change adaptation - Lesotho

AREA: Climate variability, rural livelihoods - seasonal forecasts

AfricaPortal: Southern African agriculture and climate change - Lesotho

ATPSNET: Farmers’ response and their adaptation strategies to climate change in Mafeteng District, Lesotho

Carbon Brief: Climate change - drought - food insecurity

Prevention Web: Climate-smart agriculture in Lesotho

Prevention Web: Building on social protection systems for effective disaster response: the Lesotho experience

Nature: Lesotho, Climate change as a driver of food insecurity - drought

GFDRR: Lesotho, water security and climate change assessment

Reliefweb: Climate change food insecurity, Lesotho

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