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UNESCO, UNEP Release Youth Guidebook on Climate Change

17 October 2011: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have jointly released a YouthXchange guidebook on climate change and lifestyles.

The guidebook is the first in a series of thematic guidebooks supporting the YouthXchange Initiative, and aims to help young people consider the actions they might take towards more sustainable lifestyles, drawing links with climate change. It is aimed at young people (15-24 year olds) and people working with young people such as educators, teachers, trainers and youth leaders in both developed and developing countries.

The guidebook features sections on: learning as change; climate change and its impacts; living the good life; food and drink; energy control; travel and transport; leisure and entertainment; shopping for stuff; money and jobs; connecting with others; and taking action. [UNESCO Press Release] [Publication: YouthXchange Climate Change and Lifestyles Guidebook]