72 countries.
1150 branches.
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:
Our Structure

  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.

Purpose: Awakening to the reality of climate and ecological breakdown, we use mass civil disobedience with the strength of a growing movement, aligning with other movements and networks, to demand rapid change and prefigure new systems that helps life on earth thrive.

Vision: We imagine a future where humans no longer cause irreparable harm to themselves and their surroundings, but where communities joyfully work together, recognising ourselves as part of Earth and respectfully playing our part in her ability to be resilient, adaptive and regenerative.

Mission: We organise creative, peaceful and disruptive actions meant to force our government to take the necessary measures for a just and democratic transition out of the climate and ecological crisis. In our individual and collective actions we aim to embody a regenerative culture and work on the world we would like to live in.

Ready to rebel?

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.