86 countries.
1206 groups.
Thousands of rebels.

Why we exist

We are in the middle of an unprecedented crisis. We exist because our government is refusing to introduce the necessary policies to keep its citizens safe. Instead, they are still helping the very industries that are putting our lives in danger. We take creative, peaceful and sometimes disruptive action, to compel our government to take necessary measures. Why? Because history has shown time and time again that civil disobedience is a very effective way to bring about fast-paced change.

This is what we're fighting for

Our demands

0. CLIMATE JUSTICE FOR ALL: We demand a just transition that centres the needs and voices of those on the environmental frontline and holds to account those most responsible for ecological breakdown.*
1. Tell the truth about the climate and ecological crisis that threatens our existence and communicate the urgency for change.
2. Act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025 in a just and fair manner.
3. Let citizens decide by establishing a Citizen’s Assembly which takes the lead on climate and ecological justice.

* We are in the process of implementing ‘Demand 0: Climate Justice for All’ in our movement. This summer, a national People’s Assembly organised by Extinction Rebellion supported implementing this demand. However, we recognize the mistakes XR has made on this topic in the past. That’s why in a ground-up process, we want to go through all local groups as well so we don’t only officialy implement this demand, but really integrate it. You can read more on demand 0 on demand0.nl.

Who we are

We are a diverse group of ordinary friendly people who are deeply concerned about the climate and ecological crises. We are mothers defending our children, we are children aspiring to have a future and we are grandparents rebelling for life. In less than a year, we have grown from a small group of people to a competent, powerful and fun social movement with hundreds of local groups in almost sixty countries.
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Committee of Recommendation

I wholeheartedly support the people of Extinction Rebellion. Climate change will disrupt societies and halve biodiversity if we do not accelerate action. That is all XR is asking for and it is desperately needed!

Marjan Minnesma
Director Urgenda
Marjan Minnesma

XR NL has a Committee of Recommendation, consisting of key figures in climate & ecology.
Read what they have to say.


Our movement

We organise in small, autonomous groups distributed around the world. These groups are connected in a structure that is constantly evolving as we grow and learn. We are working to build a movement that is participatory, decentralised, and inclusive. All our welcome that support our principles, values and mission:

  1. We Have a Shared Vision of Change
    Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.
  2. We set our Mission on What is Necessary
    Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organising” to achieve this.
  3. We Need a Regenerative Culture
    Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
  4. We Openly Challenge Ourselves and This Toxic System
    Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
  5. We Value Reflecting and Learning
    Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.
  6. We Welcome Everyone and Every Part of Everyone
    Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
  7. We Actively Mitigate for Power
    Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
  8. We Avoid Blaming and Shaming
    We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
  9. We are a Non-violent Network
    Using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.
  10. We are Based on Autonomy and Decentralisation
    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.

Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.

Extinction Rebellion is a dynamic movement. We keep learning, evolving and updating our strategy accordingly.
We put our most recent strategy in a poster (full size).

In 2020 Covid forced us to cancel the planned Spring Rebellion. In two online Peoples Assemblies we worked on our Vision for XR in Times of Covid. Later that year, in an extensive process with a survey, input from the national circles and two Peoples Assemblies we created a strategy for the coming year.

In 2021 in a extensive process with input from the strategy circle, a survey filled out by 300 rebels and an online Peoples Assembly we made the strategy (Dutch) for a months long, COVID-proof, decentralized Rebellion. Later that year the strategy circle held a workshop and an online Peoples Assembly on the strategy for the coming year and the Rebellion in the fall. The updated strategy was summarized in a poster. It centers social justice by adding a foundational demand: DEMAND ZERO: climate justice for all.

In a Peoples Assembly organized by the collaboration circle, the movement explored how Extinction Rebellion NL can be an active part of a movement of movements.

In this communication strategy (in Dutch) the media circle talks about how we can effectively communicate our principles and values, demands and actions.

We are organised as a decentralised structure of small autonomous groups. This structure aims to distribute authority to individuals in roles with clear mandates, empowering those individuals to make decisions and take actions on matters specified in their mandate—without the necessary consensus of a group. We use group decision making only when it’s necessary and not by default because it can be drastically slower. Despite our decentralised structure, we are highly cooperative and always ask for the input of a diverse set of people from different groups before making important decisions.

This structure enables us to act quickly in response to fast-changing situations while still institutionalising the valuable lessons we learn along the way.

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Join the thousands of people that are already taking real meaningful action with Extinction Rebellion. Whoever you are or however much time you have, there is a place for you within our movement.