land degradation

land degradation, driven by heavy reliance on wood and biomass
poor agricultural practices and livestock overgrazing
Very little done during time of MDGs
A need to strengthen environmental governance and coordination
Economy dependant on rain fed agriculture and natural resource exports
Rangelands = 65% of land area
Lesotho contributes less than 0.01% of global emissions
Carbon footprint is lowest in Sub Saharan Africa
Climate change could shrink
arable land average to 3% of
total land area
Issues of climate change and environmental degradation are critical for Lesotho
The economy is dependent on subsistence, rain-fed agriculture and natural resource exports
Mdg 7 – Ensure environmental stability
Sdg 13 – climate action


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