Extinction Rebellion is a politically non-partisan international movement that uses non-violent direct action to persuade governments to act justly on the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
We have three demands in the UK:Extinction Rebellion is a politically non-partisan international movement that uses non-violent direct action to persuade governments to act justly on the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
We have three demands in the UK:
1. TELL THE TRUTH
Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
2. ACT NOW
Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
3. BEYOND POLITICS
Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
Citizens’ assemblies have been used in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the United States, Australia, Canada, and other countries to address a range of complex issues.
A citizens’ assembly is a group of people who are brought together to discuss an issue or issues, and reach a conclusion about what they think should happen. The people who take part are chosen so they reflect the wider population (e.g. age, gender, ethnicity, social class).
Citizens’ assemblies give members of the public the time and opportunity to learn about and discuss a topic, before reaching conclusions. Assembly Members are asked to make trade-offs and arrive at workable recommendations.
Read more on the Government website linked here.
Watch an excellent short video on how randomly selected citizens can make effective decisions here.
Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.
Mobilising 3.5% of hte population to achieve system change - using ideas such as "Momentum-driven organising" to achieve this.
Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.
Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.
We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.