Lesotho is recognised as being highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, with energy access and land degradation acting as a cross-cutting theme. While children and youth do not contribute significantly to climate change, they are disproportionately impacted by its effects. As such, applying a climate lens to the design of UNICEF programmes is critical in order to address the key barriers that undermine the development, human rights and survival of children in Lesotho, and to integrate these climate-related issues into UNICEF’s Country Office programming, and in alignment with UNICEF’s global 2022-2025 Strategic Plan.

OneWorld was contracted to undertake a climate, energy and environment landscape analysis for children (CLAC) for Lesotho and provide direction and recommendations on how to improve inclusion of climate, energy, and environment (CEE) actions into the country office (CO) programming.

OneWorld carried out a desktop review to inform a CEE baseline analysis, undertaking key-stakeholder and participatory analysis, and working with the country office (CO) to identify and develop programming options and recommendations for integrating CEE actions into the country programme cycle. The project team also developed a climate finance strategy.

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Project Data

Funder/Client

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Region

Lesotho

Period

January – June 2023
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