YouthXchange – Training kit on responsible consumption



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Vietnamese adaptation and translation implemented by C&E, 2012



The YouthXchange Initiative


UNEP  and  UNESCO  started  the  YouthXchange (YXC) Initiative in 2001 to promote sustainable lifestyles among young people (aged 15-24) through  education,  dialogue,  awareness  raising and capacity-building.  At the national and local level, YXC training activities are secured through a diverse network of partners, with the support of a printed training kit and a website www.



The  YXC training  kit  on   responsible consumption


The  YXC  training  kit  provides   information, ideas, tips and good practices on topics such as sustainable  consumption,  lifestyles,  mobility, waste reduction, energy and resource efficiency, smart  and  responsible  shopping  and  so  forth. Since  2001,  the YouthXchange  guide  has been translated into over 20 languages, including: Arabic, Azeri, Basque, Catalan, Chinese, Filipino, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish. From China to Italy and from Dubai to Mexico City, UNEP and UNESCO estimate  that  the  guide  has  been  distributed to more than 400,000  people worldwide.  It is downloadable from and www.


The YXC Network


YXC works with young people aged 15-24 as well as educators, non-governmental organizations (NGOs),  trainers and youth leaders around the world. YXC reaches young people through a network  of  national  partners  in  45  countries. YXC  has  become  a  network  of  organizations that actively pursue education for sustainable consumption   and  lifestyles  and  work  at  the local level with the same materials  and similar pedagogical approaches. Some YXC partners also have local versions of the YXC website.



The YXC partners


The  YouthXchange  partners  all  over  the  world have made the project a reality and are living proof of how complex sustainable lifestyle values can be transmitted to young people, while having fun and exchanging ideas and active experiences.


The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and

Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The   United   Nations   Educational,   Scientific   and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on November 16, 1945. This specialized United Nations agencys  mission  is  to  contribute  to  the  building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education,   the  sciences,  culture,  communication and information.

For more information:

UNESCO   Division   of   Education   for   Peace   and

Sustainable Development

7, place de Fontenoy

75732 Paris Cedex 07 France

Tel: (+33 1) 456 810 36

Fax: (+33 1) 456 856 44



United   Nations    Decade    of   Education    for

Sustainable Development (DESD)

In December 2002, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted resolution 57/254 to put in place a United Nations Decade of Education  for Sustainable  Development  (DESD),  spanning  from

2005 to 2014, and designated UNESCO to lead the Decade.  The  United  Nations  Decade  of Education for  Sustainable   Development   seeks  to  integrate the principles,  values, and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning, in order to address the social, economic, cultural and environmental problems we face in the

21st century.

For more information:


United     Nations   Environment       Programme


The United Nations Environment Programme was created  in 1972  as the  voice  for  the  environment within the UN system. Its mission is to provide leadership  and encourage  partnership  in caring  for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

For more information:

UNEP   Division of    Technology, Industry  and Economics

15 rue de Milan

75441 Paris Cedex 09, France

Tel: (+33 1) 443 714 50

Fax: (+33 1) 443 714 74



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