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Lesotho

Official name: 

Kingdom of Lesotho

UN group: 
Least developed countries
Landlocked developing countries
Country income: 
Lower-middle-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Lesotho (2012)

Energy profile
  • Beyond Inequalities: Women in Lesotho

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 June 1997
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    Women in Lesotho make up the majority of the population and the majority of the disadvantaged. However they also make up the majority of the literate population which could form the basis for improvement of their social status. Disempowering structures and laws, which undermine the position of women, need to be removed, for example, by changing the minority status accorded to women in the law.

  • Cash Transfers and Gender Relations: Evidence from a Pilot Project in Lesotho (draft)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday 1 March 2008
    Objective: 
    Sectors: 
    Approach: 

    What impact do cash-transfers have on gender relations? There are two main ways in which cash transfer projects are seen as having potentially negative impacts on gender relations within recipient households. First, it is supposed that women are less likely to be able to command control over the use of cash within the household compared to certain types of in-kind assistance, namely food. Second, there are concerns that cash may be more prone than food aid to being used by men to purchase alcohol and cigarettes.

  • Description of Rural Electrification Project in Lesotho

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday 1 November 2010

    This resource provides describes a rural electrification project that aims to extend electrical lines, install solar panels, and rehabilitate a two-megawatt hydropower station to provide distributed electricity generation to a rural region of Lesotho. The project will provide electricity to an additional 8,350 customers. Details on components and activities to achieve project goals are provided.

  • INDC of Lesotho

    Type: 
    National Plan
    Type of National plan: 
    Country: 

    Lesotho is committed to reduce unconditionally 10% of its GHG emissions by 2030 compared to a Business-As-Usual (BAU) scenario. The conditional target is 35% by 2030.Lesotho has also communicated an adaptation contribution. See the full INDC for more information.

  • National Initiative for an Energy Efficiency Program in the Water Sector in Lesotho

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday 22 May 2017
    Objective: 

    Development of a national initiative for the reduction of energy consumption in water utilities in Lesotho.

    Outputs

  • National Initiative for an Energy Efficiency Program in Lesotho's Water Sector: Barrier Analysis Report

    Type: 
    Publication

    Barrier analysis report on energy efficiency in the water sector in Lesotho

  • Framing climate vulnerability and adaptation at multiple levels: Addressing climate risks or institutional barriers in Lesotho?

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday 1 January 2010
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    Adaptation to climate change occurs largely through action at the local level, which is influenced by international and national levels of political and social organisation. This article explores the impact of discourse (the way in which knowledge, methods and rationalities are ‘framed’) at the international level on adaptation policy at the national and local level. The author reviews the history of the concepts of adaptation and vulnerability and their relation to development.

  • Strengthening Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture: Experience and Lessons from Lesotho

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday 1 January 2011
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    Lesotho is a typical example of a country considered highly vulnerable to climate-related challenges. This paper provides an overview of what climate change will mean to subsistence and smallholder farmers in Lesotho, and how the capacity for climate change adaptation in agriculture can be strengthened, focusing on selected areas of crops, livestock and forest-based livelihood systems, to stabilize and improve yields.

  • Assessment of the impacts and adaptive capacity of the Machobane farming system to climate change in Lesotho

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 January 2012
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    Agriculture remains a major source of income for more than 80 per cent of the rural population in Lesotho, although the country's arable land is only about nine per cent of the total land area. Moreover, the rural economy has been declining due to poor land and water resources management, unsustainable farming practices and unpredictable weather conditions. Communities living on marginal lands whose livelihoods depend on natural recourses are among the most vulnerable to climate change.

  • Assessment of Energy for Rural Development 2012: Lesotho

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 5 January 2012

    The report covers a country assessment of Lesotho"s energy sector, with emphasis on renewable energy. Chapter 1 introduces the energy sector in Lesotho with a coordinative depiction of the sector stakeholders, a policy and legal framework brief and an elaborate energy profile. The second chapter covers a problem analysis of the sector shedding a light on how the problems affect the different gender groups in the rural areas. It also covers some propagating factors facing the sector.

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