Lesotho is a southern African state completely surrounded by South Africa, without an outlet to the sea.
Its territory is predominantly mountainous, entirely located above 1000 meters of altitude and dominated by the Drakensberg chain and by the peak of Mount Thabana Ntlenyana which, with its 3482 meters, is the highest in Southern Africa. It has a rather poor vegetation, linked to seasonal and regional rainfall trends, which are concentrated in the summer months and on the eastern side, and make difficult both animal life and agriculture.
The frequent and persistent droughts heavily affect especially the rural population, most of the about 2 million inhabitants of the country, who live outside the main urban centers, and are subject to famines, precarious hygienic-sanitary conditions and epidemics.
Drought and other extreme climatic phenomena, such as floods and invasions of locust weeds, are aggravated by climate change and the precarious economic and social conditions of a very poor country, with an economy heavily dependent on that of its large South African neighbor.
Counterpart: Ministry of Energy and Meteorology of the Kingdom of Lesotho
Allocation: 2 million Euros, integrable
- promotion and development of renewable energies;
- development of a national system for measuring, reporting and verifying greenhouse gas emissions;
- development of renewable energies and increase in energy efficiency;
- actions to oppose the deforestation process and degradation of wooded areas, in synergy with the United Nations REDD+ Program.
- Memorandum of Understanding Italy - Lesotho (April 21, 2016, EN, IT)
- Lesotho Work Plan (October 20, 2016, EN)
|Energy refurbishment of four health centers in Lesotho||Euro 730.000|