We DEMAND that governments TELL THE TRUTH about the climate crisis, species extinction, and the wider ecological emergency.
The government, elected officials and companies must recognize the new threats that weigh on the entire biosphere today, including humans. They must openly assume their share of responsibility for the destruction of ecosystems, climate change, the depletion of natural resources, and recognize the profound incompatibility between the current mode of economic development based on growth and the pursuit of profit, and the limits of our planet. They must admit the links between ecological crisis and social crisis and renounce any law or decision not going in the direction of the resolution of this deadly and unjust situation. The population must be informed of the risks, the changes to be implemented, and their social and economic counterparts. We ask the media to carry out a thorough work on the reasons for the unsustainability of our societies, to tell the truth about the seriousness of the situation and the depth of the changes that will have to be made if we want to face them.
We DEMAND that governments ACT NOW and enact legally-binding policies that immediately and effectively halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025..
“Good intentions”, “non-binding agreements” and “roadmaps” will not change the situation. We intend to force the government to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. Our survival and that of other species must not depend on hypothetical and far-reaching technological solutions, abandoning the model of current economic growth and mass consumption before we are forced by planetary boundaries is the only viable option, so we must immediately begin an energy drive and the abandonment of fossil fuels. This policy will have to be brought to international level by binding agreements in order to undertake a global effort to the extent of the stakes.
We DEMAND that governments go BEYOND POLITICS by creating and being led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly to ensure a JUST TRANSITION, upholding the rights of Indigenous people, minority communities, migrants, and the needs of workers.
These demands require a civil and solidarity mobilization of a scale and purpose comparable to those deployed in times of war. The governments that have succeeded each other in recent years, blinded by a logic of growth and short term planning, have shown their inability to deal seriously with these issues, so we want the power to be delivered to citizens, and at the local and regional level. A more vigorous and inclusive democracy needs to be put in place through the creation of a sovereign citizens' assembly adapted to this change of society, which will guarantee equitable sharing of the effort to be made and solidarity with the most vulnerable people.
Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.
Mobilising 3.5% of the 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.