Environment Act 2008 (No. 10 of 2008) ( 2008 )

This Act establishes a legal framework related to the protection and management of environmental resources. Art. 3 (i) specifies that the authorities in charge should prevent any interference with the climate and take compensatory measures for such interferences.…read more

Lesotho Energy Policy 2015-2025 ( 2015 )

This Policy aims at providing Lesotho's citizens with an affordable, reliable and environmentally-friendly energy supply. Bioenergy, renewable energy sources, energy efficiency are main objectives laid out by the document, which details how the government intends to foster them.…read more

National Strategic Development Plan 2012/13 – 2016/17 (NSDP) ( 2012 )

This plan sets the government's development vision over the period 2012-2017 and sets specific actions. Vulnerability to climate change is one of the key challenges identified in the document (2.2.3). Climate adaptation is one part of the strategic objective defined, alongside reversing environmental degradation (5.5).…read more

National Forestry Policy ( 2008 )

This Policy mainly aims at reducing poverty, create jobs and improve conditions in the country by securing tree cover on lands, and improving the legal and administrative framework related tot he sector. Carbon sequestration is a notable objective of the policy.…read more

Lesotho Vision 2020 ( 2005 )

The Vision 2020's ambition is to to make Lesotho a stable, peaceful, developed, richer and environmentally-friendly democracy by 2020. It notably promotes the production and use of renewable energy, and better land use management (against desertification, protection of forests and mountain ecosystems).…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

10% (unconditional) to 35% (conditional) reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 compared to the BAU scenario

Economy Wide | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: business as usual scenario

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies

120,000 ha reforestation from 2015 to 2030

Reforestation | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

21,000 hectares of forested areas by 2020

Afforestation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): Lesotho Vi... (2005 / Executive)

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Buildings

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Coastal Zones

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Cross-Cutting Area

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

10% replacement rate of fuel-wood with LPG from 2020 to 2030

Gas | Target year: 2030

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

10% reduction in wood usage for heating by 2030

Clean Cooking And Heating: Cleaner Household Fuels | Target year: 2030

40 MW solar power (2017/2018)

Renewable Energy: Solar | Target year: 2018

25,000 kilolitres paraffin consumption (5434 kilolitres reduction from 2014 level) in 2020, 20,000 kilolitres paraffin consumption (5000 kilolitres reduction from 2020) in 2030

Clean Cooking And Heating: Cleaner Household Fuels | Target year: 2030

20% energy efficiency gains by 2020

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020

200 MW renewables by 2020

Renewable Energy | Target year: 2020

125 MW hydro power (2025)

Renewable Energy: Hydro | Target year: 2025

35 MW wind power (2017)

Renewable Energy: Wind | Target year: 2017

7.5% (0.5% per annum) reduction in transmission and distribution loses from 2015 until 2030

Supply-Side Efficiency: Grid/Energy Loss Reduction | Target year: 2030

30% penetration rate of efficient stoves in 2030

Clean Cooking And Heating: Efficient Cookstoves | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

Environment

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Health

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Industry

NDC Laws and National Policies

8% (0.8% per annum) reduction in electricity demand in industrial sector from 2020 until 2030 ; 10% (1% per annum) reduction in final energy demand in industrial sector from 2020 to 2030

Industries: General | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Social Development

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Tourism

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Transportation

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Urban

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Waste

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Water

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.
To date, Lesotho does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 8 May, 2017