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Lesotho to Develop Climate Change Policy

Lesotho has set aside M394 million (about US$25.7 million) to assist in the development of a climate change policy for the southern African country, Energy and Meteorology Minister Selibe Mochoboroane revealed on Monday.Mochoboroane said the Department of Meteorology was expected to commence development of the policy to start in April.

According to the minister, Lesotho needs a tool that would provide guidance on mitigation and adaptation against climate change-related challenges.

“Since climate change is a world-wide challenge, it is fortunate that the ministry already has a roadmap intended show how the policy would be drawn,” Mochoboroane said.

The policy would also be aligned with international policies and protocols for climate change adaptation.

Michael Williams

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