UNEP/UNESCO YouthXchange Climate Change and Lifestyles - Vietnamese Version

This publication is the Vietnamese adaptation and translation of the UNEP/UNESCO YouthXchange guidebook on climate change and lifestyles - the first in a series of thematic guidebooks supporting the YouthXchange Initiative. The thematic guidebooks take into account challenges, opportunities, good practices and case studies on global challenges.

This guidebook explores the links between climate change and lifestyles and helps young people consider the actions they might take towards more sustainable lifestyles. 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, this guidebook provides scientific, political, economic, social, ethical and cultural perspectives on climate change. It explains complex issues in accessible language supported by facts, graphics images, case studies from Vietnam, and resources. The guidebook includes the following sections: 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.

The adaptation and translation has been undertaken by the Centre for Development of Community Initiative and Environment (C&E) in Vietnam, with permission from UNEP, the publisher of the original text in English. C&E takes sole responsibility for the accuracy of the adaptation and translation.

Published in 2014 by
  • Centre for Development of Community Initiative and Environment, and the United Nations Environment Programme
Available in:
  • Vietnamese
Published in 2014 by
  • The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment
Available in:
  • English

Technology Roadmap : Energy Efficient Building Envelopes

Current trends in energy supply and use are patently unsustainable – economically, environmentally and socially. Without decisive action, energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) will more than double by 2050, and increased fossil energy demand will heighten concerns over the security of supplies. We can and must change our current path, but this will take an energy revolution and low-carbon energy technologies will have a crucial role to play. Energy efficiency, many types of renewable energy, carbon capture and storage (CCS), nuclear power and new transport technologies will all require widespread deployment if we are to sharply reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Every major country and sector of the economy must be involved. The task is urgent if we are to make sure that investment decisions taken now do not saddle us with sub-optimal technologies in the long term.

Buildings represent the largest energy-consuming sector in the economy, with over one-third of all energy and half of global electricity consumed there. As a result, they are also responsible for approximately one-third of global carbon emissions. With improvements in economic development and living standards expected to increase as the planet's population grows by 2.5 billion by 2050, energy use in the buildings sector is also set to rise sharply, placing additional pressure on the energy system.

Transition to Sustainable Buildings detailed how to achieve deep energy and emissions reduction in the buildings sector through a combination of best available technologies and intelligent public policy. This roadmap, together with the Policy Pathway: Modernising Building Energy Codes, lays out the key actions required to transform how buildings are constructed – which is essential, since they will remain in service for generations to come. It also articulates the actions to pursue the energy efficient refurbishment of the existing building stock, since the majority will still be in service beyond 2050.

Published in 2013 by
  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2014 by
  • IPEEC's Building Energy Efficiency Taskgroup
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2014 by
  • Tanmoy Bari & Mohammed Al Abassi
Available in:
  • English

UNEP/UNESCO YouthXchange Training Kit on Responsible Consumption: Towards Sustainable Lifestyles - Vietnamese Version

This publication is a Vietnmese adaptation and translation of the UNEP/UNESCO YouthXchange Training Kit on Responsible Consumption, which was published by UNEP and UNESCO in 2008. This adaptation and translation has been undertaken by the Centre for Development of Community Initiative and Environment (C&E) in Vietnam, with permission from UNEP, the publisher of the original text in English. C&E takes sole responsibility for the accuracy of the adaptation and translation.

What is UNEP UNESCO youthXchange?
YouthXchange is a train the trainer tool that aims to promote sustainable consumption patterns among young consumers worldwide. The kit provides statistics, case studies, games, examples of real companies going more sustainable, and direction on how explain sustainable lifestyles to a young audience. The topics are tackled under youth-oriented headings: clothing, leisure, travels, underground culture, experiences of other young people etc.

The message
The fundamental message the youthXchange training kit delivers is: there is a trend worldwide that tries to make the world more sustainable also through consumer actions, change is possible through day to day actions and networks among people that are engaged locally and globally.

The target
This group is composed of youth - in both developed and developing countries - that have access to education, media, and internet; they are likely to shape attitudes, values and behaviour and the habits they develop now will influence the future consumption patterns. They are the future decision makers.

For more information, see www.youthxchange.net

Published in 2012 by
  • Centre for Development of Community Initiative and Environment, and the United Nations Environment Programme
Available in:
  • Vietnamese

Introduction to Education for Sustainable Consumption in Indonesia - National Recommendations and Guidelines for Policymakers and Educators

This publication is part of the UNEP pilot project on the “Institutional Strengthening of Education for Sustainable Consumption, Advancing Education for Sustainable Consumption Policy and Implementation Strategies,” implemented in Indonesia. This publication, which is a contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD,2005-2014), is an adaptation of the UNEP publication entitled Here and Now! Education for Sustainable Consumption - Recommendations and Guidelines. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of Yayasan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan. The publication is available in English and Indonesian.

This publication aims to:

1) Provide a general understanding to policymakers and educators on the importance of ESC which is expected to lead into responsible behaviour in time of environmental degradation, the rising middle class which tend to have over consumption behaviour, and the efforts to bring quality of life for the poor.

2) Bring the recommendations to policymakers to support ESC through formal education and encourage further development of current initiatives in non formal education; conduct more ESC public campaign; regulate sustainable production within business community, ethical marketing, and eco label; and to mainstreaming and integrate ESC into the existing curricula in formal education, and encourage further the efforts of ESC within non formal education.

3) Increase the understanding and knowledge of ESC as conceptual framework to educators and guide the educators in the following elements: integrate ESC into the existing formal education curricula with mixed approaches, develop further various ESC initiatives in non formal education, and reach more audience and strategic agent of change, while adjusted ESC material to specific local condition (to indicate challenges and opportunities) and the profile of the target group; and take the benefits of using social media as dissemination tools of ESC.

Published in 2014 by
  • Yayasan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan, United Nations Environment Programme
Available in:
  • English
  • Indonesian
Published in 2014 by
  • Livia Bizikova (IISD), Heinz Schandl (CSIRO), László Pintér (CEU and IISD), Kate Offerdahl (IISD), with inputs from Gabriel A. Huppé, Dora Almassy, Tilmann Liebert, Charles Thrift, Ingeborg Niestroy and Scott Vaughan (IISD).
Available in:
  • English
10 YFP
Sustainable Public Procurement
Published in 2014 by
  • Livia Bizikova (IISD), Heinz Schandl (CSIRO), László Pintér (IISD), Kate Offerdahl (IISD), with inputs from Gabriel A. Huppé, Dora Almassy, Tilmann Liebert, Charles Thrift, Ingeborg Niestroy and Scott Vaughan (IISD)
Available in:
  • English
10 YFP
Sustainable Public Procurement
Published in 2014 by
  • Procurement of Innovation Platform
Available in:
  • English

UNEP/UNESCO YOUTHXCHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE AND LIFESTYLES - SPANISH VERSION (PERU)

This publication is the Spanish adaptation and translation for Peru of the UNEP/UNESCO YouthXchange guidebook on climate change and lifestyles - the first in a series of thematic guidebooks supporting the YouthXchange Initiative. The thematic guidebooks take into account challenges, opportunities, good practices and case studies on global challenges.

This guidebook explores the links between climate change and lifestyles and helps young people consider the actions they might take towards more sustainable lifestyles. 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, this guidebook provides scientific, political, economic, social, ethical and cultural perspectives on climate change. It explains complex issues in accessible language supported by facts, graphics, images, resources and case studies from Peru. The guidebook includes the following sections: 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.

The adaptation and translation has been undertaken by Ecología y Desarrollo (ECODES), which is based in Spain and undertakes activities in Latin America and the Caribbean including Peru. UNEP, the publisher of the original text in English, has provided permission for this translation work. ECODES takes sole responsibility for the accuracy of the adaptation and translation.

Published in 2014 by
  • ECODES and the United Nations Environment Programme
Available in:
  • Spanish
Published in 2014 by
  • Siemens
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2014 by
  • IRENA
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2014 by
  • International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2013 by
  • Anita Carollin
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2014 by
  • The Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) of the Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP)
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2014 by
  • SCP/RAC
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2014 by
  • Arctic Center - University of Lapland
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2014 by
  • Peter Nohrstedt
Available in:
  • English
10 YFP
Sustainable Public Procurement
Published in 2013 by
  • Public Service of Wallonia - Sustainable Development Department
Available in:
  • French
Published in 2011 by
  • PERL - The Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living
Available in:
  • English
Published in 2012 by
  • PERL - The Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living & CDVEC Curriculum Development Unit
Available in:
  • English
10 YFP
Sustainable Lifestyles and Education