- Citizens say trash disposal (cited by 28% of respondents), pollution of water sources (28%), deforestation (14%), and air pollution (12%) are the most important environmental issues in their community
- Three-quarters (75%) of citizens say plastic bags are a major source of pollution in their community (
- By a margin of more than 2 to 1, Basotho say the benefits of natural resource extraction, such as jobs and revenue, outweigh negative impacts such as pollution
Nearly six in 10 Basotho say pollution is a serious problem in their community. However, if environmental-protection policies threaten jobs and incomes, more than half of citizens would want jobs to be prioritised.
Basotho say the benefits of natural resource extraction, such as jobs and revenue, outweigh negative impacts such as pollution. However, a large majority want the government to regulate natural resource extraction more tightly in order to reduce its negative impact on the environment.