Maseru- Under their mother body, Lesotho Council of NGOs, under the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Commissions, civil society organisations met today to position themselves for the COP 21 in Paris.
With the support of the United Nations Development Programme and the Lesotho Meteorology Services, the NGOs have among others, urged the government of Lesotho to;
“Prioritize climate change adaptation in national priorities linking directly to vulnerable communities. This includes investing in climate justice issues and building the capacity of communities to understand and respond to climate change,” as put by Kanunu Thabane on behalf of the Lesotho Council of NGOs yesterday.
Thabane who was officially opening a day long event appealed to the government of Lesotho the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) being finalised should be evidence driven and based on national circumstances and needs.
He argued that INDCs should be comprehensive and address all elements of the climate crisis including the need for technology transfer, adaptation and;
“In legal terms this means that INDCs should cover all the pillars of the Climate Change Convention”