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. The success of our structure is evidenced by the fact that thousands of people have successfully created, developed and strengthened local Extinction Rebellion groups all around the world.