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How to Use this Publication?
Visions or Change is a publication aimed at providing recommendations todevelop efcient sustainable liestyles policies and initiatives based on the resultso the Global Survey on Sustainable Liestyles (GSSL) to policy-makers and allrelevant stakeholders. Visions or Change contains cross-country conclusions andrecommendations as well as 16 country papers, in electronic ormat (CD-Rom),presenting the results o the GSSL country by country.
The cross-country conclusions and recommendations are mainly basedon the results presented in country papers. They oer an overview o observable transversal trends and highlight specifc convergences as well asspecial cases. These conclusions and recommendations are presented inthree sections: Inspire new visions o progress (p.26); Empower behaviouralalternatives (p.40) and Build trust and linkages (p.69).
The country papers were submitted to UNEP and reviewed by the GSSLexpert group. They can help better understand country-specifc conditions,culture, economic development and other actors aecting liestyles.GSSL respondents’ quotes have been included in all sections as well as in countrypapers in order to put young adults’ voices in light and to urther illustrate the mainconclusions o the survey.Given the number o countries involved in the survey, the amount and specifcityo data collected, and the diversity o angles adopted by analysts according totheir felds o expertise, the cross-country analysis does not oer a systematicand exhaustive comparative analysis. Thereore, the GSSL data can be urtheranalyzed. Because this survey oers a great source or substantial researchand inormation, researchers, analysts and experts interested in knowing moreabout young adults’ perceptions, expectations and ideas or sustainable liestylesare encouraged to look at this data, which is available on UNEP’s website, andurther explore and publish their results
Provided that reerence is made to the GSSL, the Task Force on Sustainable Liestyles, UNEP and thepartners involved in the collection o questionnaires. To consult data, see: http://www.unep.r/scp/marrakech/ taskorces/global-survey-on-sustainable-liestyles.htm
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