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ActNow campaign
Towards a net-zero future

The UN Campaign for
Individual Action

To preserve a livable climate, greenhouse-gas emissions must be reduced by half by 2030 and to net zero by 2050. Bold, fast, and wide-ranging action needs to be taken by governments and businesses. But the transition to a low-carbon world also requires the participation of citizens – especially in advanced economies.

ActNow is the United Nations campaign for individual action on climate change and sustainability.

Every one of us can help limit global warming and take care of our planet. By making choices that have less harmful effects on the environment, we can be part of the solution and influence change.

Use the app to log your actions and contribute to the global count.





Climate Actions
taken around
the world

through the mobile app and chat bot


Energy and transport are key

Energy and transport are key


Much of our electricity and heat are still powered by coal, oil, and gas. Airplanes and cars also run mostly on fossil fuels. To reduce your carbon footprint, use less energy at home, switch to a wind or solar-energy provider, skip a long-haul flight, and drive less.

Learn more about renewable energy

Get the facts about sustainable transport

Food matters

Food matters


The production, processing, transport, consumption, and disposal of food all contribute to greenhouse-gas emissions. To reduce your impact on the climate, buy local and seasonal food, eat more plant-based meals, use up what you have, and compost any leftovers.

Learn how you can be a food hero

Read about the links between food and climate change

Speak Up!

Race to Zero


Climate action is a task for all of us. Concrete steps need to be taken by all sectors of society – first and foremost by governments, businesses and industry. Speak up! Appeal to world leaders, urge your city, your bank and your employer to take urgent action toward net-zero emissions.

Explore ways to speak up

Mobilize for the Race to Zero


Start with ten impactful actions

Our lifestyles have a profound impact on our planet. Our choices matter. Around two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions are linked to private households. The energy, food, and transport sectors each contribute about 20 per cent of lifestyle emissions. From the electricity we use, to the food we eat and the way we travel, we can make a difference.

Take a look at the action guide and start with these ten actions to help tackle the climate crisis.

For more tips, and to log your actions, download the app.

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Save energy at home

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Walk, bike, or take public transport

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Eat more vegetables

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Consider your travel

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Throw away less food

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Reduce, reuse, repair, recycle

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Change your home's source of energy

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Switch to an electric vehicle

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Choose eco-friendly products

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Speak up

In the Spotlight

#MyClimateAction: Show the world what climate action looks like

Actions are contagious, they can scale up to spur the collective change we need to tackle the climate crisis. Join #MyClimateAction -- a special photo and video competition by Agora to showcase creative actions and solutions, and inspire others!

Learn more here

ActNow joins forces with Whatsapp to promote individual climate action

A new messaging service on Whatsapp suggests everyday actions that users can take to tackle the climate crisis.

Read more here

black and white photo of Nelson Mandela smiling, holding his fist up in a sign of celebration, in the United Nations Assembly Hall

18 July: Nelson Mandela International Day

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, a tireless civil rights leader, and a passionate advocate for sustainable development and the environment, let’s remember that “it’s in our hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” Act now to make a difference. Every action counts. Learn more about the Day

Mobile App

ActNow App screens

Learn more, track your habits and see your impact

Make the shift to a more sustainable lifestyle. The mobile app by AWorld – because there is no planet B – allows you to choose and track a set of sustainable habits, and see the impact you are making in terms of CO2, water and electricity saved. You can also take educational journeys, engage in group challenges, get tips and take quizzes, all geared toward living more sustainably.

Download from the app store!


Videos from ActNow supporters around the world

Actress Ella Gross invites you to join the ActNow movement! Now is a great time to start.

Netflix Film teamed up with the UN to host this conversation on the urgent need for climate action and what you can do to help.

Lucas Di Grassi, UNEP Clean Air Advocate and Formula E Champion

Paying a visit to the UN Headquarters in New York City, Lucas Di Grassi discussed how a transition to electric mobility can lead to better air quality and a green future.