- On February 12, Extinction Rebellion UK launched its new strategy for 2020 saying: ‘This is the year rebellion goes beyond the streets and into the fabric of everything we do.’
- Barely a year old, Extinction Rebellion has already been recognised as the #1 global influencer on climate awareness.
- Key goals are to bring a million people in the UK into active support and ensure 50% of the nation see the Climate & Ecological Emergency as their top priority; pilot new participatory systems in democracy, media and economics; and grow connections to, and understanding of, wider movements for change.
- National policies and international climate agreements have failed for 30 years – While we know the eyes of the world will be on COP26 and we will be factoring it into plans, Extinction Rebellion will not be depending on this conference.
- Coming up, key dates include 22 February – Enough is Enough: We March – London; 26 – 28 February – We are the Dead Canaries – Durham; 7 March – Mass Mobilisation Conference – Birmingham; 28-29 March – Movement of Movements conference; late Feb-May series of faith-based actions based around Lent #40acts and Ramadan; upcoming new campaign – #Regenerate2020 – in late Spring
- Plus from 23 May onwards – Together in Rolling Rebellion – Extinction Rebellion will take action in waves targeting the underlying causes of the Climate and Ecological Emergency – government, media and finance – whilst taking care of all our wellbeing and finding ways for a diversity of groups to meaningfully participate.
Extinction Rebellion UK launched its new strategy for 2020. The new strategy invites people to come and join together during this important year to face the climate and ecological emergency. Let’s be part of the greatest generation there has ever been, let’s create the new: ‘In 2019 we demanded change. In 2020 we begin building the alternative.’
The strategy aims to be a guide for newcomers and those already involved across the country to make Extinction Rebellion their own and to use their knowledge, creativity and passion to deliver a diverse, regenerative, and decentralised rebellion. This is the year rebellion goes beyond the streets and into the fabric of everything we do.
“It is time for us to recognise the new story emerging from these dark times,” commented Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion. “We all share fears for the future, for our families, friends and communities. For our neighbours, for those already suffering, and for the natural world.
“2020 is the year that we face our fears together. With this strategy Extinction Rebellion is offering an invitation to all to come together in courage so that we can build resilience in our communities and create the change we want to see – rather than waiting for those in power to do it for us.”