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.

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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/

Govermental Policies / Klimapolitik der Regierung

Lesotho Meteorological Services, Ministry of Energy, Meteorology and Water Affairs: LMS Climate Change Portal

Columbia Law School, Sabin Centre: Climate Change Laws of Lesotho

UNFCCC - Lesotho: NAPA and Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)

GEF: LESOTHO’S NATIONAL ADAPTATION PROGRAMME OF ACTION (NAPA) ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Lesotho – Africa Adaptation Programme

Lesotho: Africa Adapation Programme/UNDP

Lesotho: Africa Adaptation Programme - Resources: Renewable Energy, Rural Development

Lesotho: Africa Adaptation Programme: Climate change effects on health

Lesotho: Meteorological Services

Lesotho: Climate Change Portal

CAAST-Net-PLUS: Climate change adaptation in agriculture

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in partnership with European Parliamentarians for Africa (AWEPA): CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES-LESOTHO

INDC: Renewable Energy

AFRICAEIN: Energy sources

UNECA: Energy rural development

UNDP: Adaptation Learning Lesotho: Supporting integrated and comprehensive approaches

UNITAR: National adaptation planning process

Climate Rights: Lesotho

IFAD: Lesotho's award-winning chef talks climate change

FAO: Strenghtening capacity for climate change adaptation in agriculture

FAO: Climate change adaptation in Swaziland, Lesotho and Malawi

2TRALAC: Water infrastructure - climate resiliance

LesothoReview: Environmental conservation

WB: Water security and climate change

Reliefweb: Lesotho

Reliefweb: Lesotho Drought

NGOs / NROs and experts on climate change

Lesotho Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (LCN)

Action Aid Lesotho

Institute of Natural Resources, Serumula Development Association and GROW Lesotho

ELDIS: Lesotho - climate change

Irish Aid: Lesotho - Climate Action Report

FARNPAN: Climate change adaptation in Lesotho

MRI: Lesotho and South Africa - Joint regional climate change planning?

IIED: Leagalize Paris agreement

Centre for Sustainable Development: Lesotho - Climate change related poor harvests

START: Strenghtening the capability of communities and local institutions - cliamte change, land use change

ISS: Highlands water project, environmental degradation, human security

GFAR: Climate change adaptation - Lesotho

AREA: Climate variability, rural livelihoods - seasonal forecasts

AfricaPortal: Machobane farming system - relevance climate change policy in Lesotho

AfricaPortal: Farmers response and adaptation - Mafeteng District

Fairtrade: Cookstoves delivering change in Lesotho

Atmosfair: Effiziente Öfen

Klimakollekte: Lesotho