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At a time when the Earth's resources are being depleted faster than they can be replenished, adopting and promoting more sustainable ways of living that are in harmony with our communities and nature has never been more crucial. This guidebook supports young people to become advocates and agents of change for sustainable lifestyles in their respective communities around the world.

The world's youth will have a significant role to play if we are to bring about the widespread behavioral change needed to shift towards more sustainable lifestyles and consumption habits. It is important for young people to understand that behind over-consumption lies increased exploitation of resources, rising poverty, widening inequalities and persistent conflicts, all of which will worsen with climate change and eventually will minimize their opportunities for a better and sustainable future.

UNEP and UNESCO YouthXchange Guidebook on Climate Change and Lifestyles aims to answer the questions that young people aged from 15 to 24 may have, and to inspire them in their daily lives.

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 Video Playlist: Talking Trash and Taking Action

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Plastic Wars (full documentary) | FRONTLINE
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The Devil We Know
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Why BPA Free is not better - 2 Minutes to Health
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Dr. Shanna Swan on How Plastics in Food are Affecting Our Hormone Levels
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What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce
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Waste Age: can we reuse, repair, and remake?
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Museum of Electronic Waste (2020) Online Presentation by Han Wu
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The Plastic Problem - A PBS NewsHour Documentary
By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. It’s an...
Plastics Industry Insiders Reveal the Truth About Recycling | "Plastic Wars" | FRONTLINE + NPR
Three top executives who represented the plastics industry at a pivotal...
Kenya’s Environmental Activists Welcome US Support on Plastic Pact
Kenya’s environmental activists have welcomed US support for a global...

What Is Marine Debris? | A Cartoon Crash Course

Marine debris is all the manmade stuff that ends up in the oceans—from soda cans and plastic bottles to sunken ships. There’s marine debris in every ocean on Earth, and ...


What Happens When an Animal Species Goes Extinct?

All Known Species in One Place

Encyclopedia of Life's information on all the planet's 1.9 million known species is compiled from existing databases and from contributions by experts and non-experts throughout the world. It aims to build one "infinitely expandable" page for each species, including video, sound, images, graphics, as well as text. Free to use and share.

Southern Historic Birth is Hope for White Rhinos

A historic and successful birth of a southern white rhino calf at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park—the conservation organization’s first rhino born following hormone-induced ovulation and artificial insemination. The mother, Victoria, gave birth to a healthy male calf Sunday, July 28, 2019.

Loss of Northern White Rhinos

Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya: Less than a century ago, hundreds of thousands of northern white rhinos roamed the landscape of Central Africa. The last male, known as Sudan, died in March 2018 at the age of 45. The two remaining white rhinos are females, Najin and Fatu.