The Extinction Rebellion UK Demands
Extinction Rebellion is an international apolitical network using non-violent direct action to persuade governments to act on the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
We have three demands in the UK and a fourth in Lambeth, added in summer 2020, which mirrors other local groups, including XR USA:
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.
Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
In Lambeth this demand has been answered but that doesn’t mean our work has ended, far from it in fact! To find out more about the Lambeth Citizen’s Assembly and how you can get involved visit lambethca.earth.
You can discover more about Citizens Assemblies on the Extinction Rebellion UK website.
A Just Transition
We demand a just transition to a fair, green and regenerative society, prioritising the needs and voices of the most vulnerable and those on the environmental frontline; redressing past and present global inequalities caused by centuries of colonial, race, gender and class exploitation; and upholding all species’ right to life.