About ACT ON CO2

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the UK today, and ACT ON CO2 is a key part of the Government’s plan to help tackle the issue.

The campaign communicates the seriousness of climate change to the public through TV, press, radio and online advertising, explaining the link between CO2 emissions and global warming.

In addition, this website includes dozens of tips – from using energy saving light bulbs to driving five miles less a week – to help people reduce their carbon footprint.

ACT ON CO2 is a cross-Government initiative, currently involving the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Department for Transport (DfT) and Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

This collective approach demonstrates the Government’s commitment to taking action on climate change, working with businesses and individuals in order to reduce CO2 emissions.

The ACT ON CO2 brand is crown copyright and a registered trademark and should not be used without permission from the appropriate government department.

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Climate change:
the facts

We face unavoidable climate change effects for the next 30 years due to the CO2 (carbon dioxide) and other greenhouse gases which we have already emitted, and so we need to adapt to the inevitable consequences.