about us
Extinction Rebellion is a decentralised, international, non-party political movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to pressure governments into acting justly on the climate- and ecological collapse.   


    The government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working together with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.

  2. ACT NOW
    Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

    Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

Who are we?

We are a diverse group of ordinary, friendly people of all ages, who are deeply concerned for our common future. We are mothers and fathers who are protecting our children. We are children hoping to have a safe future. We are grandparents, rebelling for life. In Denmark, we have in less than a year and a half, evolved from being a small group of people into a competent, powerful, funny and social movement, with local groups all over the country. Globally, there are more than a hundred local groups in more than sixty countries.

our movement

We are a decentralised movement organised in small, autonomous groups spread across the country. These groups are connected in a structure where we coordinate and cooperate across the different sections. We are aiming towards building a movement that is participatory, decentralised and inclusive. As long as you are supporting our values and our demands, you are welcome with us.

  1. We have a shared vision of change
    Creating a world that is fit for the next 7 generations to live in.

  2. We set our mission on what is necessary
    Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – such as “momentum-driven organising”.

  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 nonviolent network Using nonviolent 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.

All who follow these principles and values can act in the name of Extinction Rebellion.

In Extinction Rebellion we organise in a self-organising system (SOS) that makes it possible to grow fast while also actively breaking down hierarchies of power. We are organised in a decentralised structure of small, autonomous groups. The aim of this structure is to distribute authority to individuals and groups with clear mandates, so that all can act freely, as long as they follow our principles and ideas. 

By doing this, you do not have to ask any authority for permission before you act. We collaborate and coordinate between groups and always ask relevant people and groups for input before making any decisions.    This structure gives us the opportunity to respond quickly to urgent situations, while still still being able to learn valuable lessons as we go along. The success of our structure is made clear by the fact that thousands of people have successfully created, developed and strengthened local Extinction Rebellion groups throughout the world.

read our handbook

“There has never been anyone who just gave away their privileges. These need to be taken, forced, reclaimed from them - there is no other way” - Vibeke Vasbo, Rødstrømpe.

Our political and economic system has proved incapable of handling the climate and ecological crisis. We are therefore organizing creative, peaceful and disruptive actions to force our government to make the necessary changes towards a just and democratic transition out of the crises.

We also try to build new forms of systems and cooperation in our individual and collective actions that can help life on earth thrive.

From Gandhi’s struggle for independence and the labour movement in Denmark to the struggle for women’s rights and the civil rights movement in the United States, civil disobedience has played an essential role. We act so we cannot be ignored

We are 100 percent non-violent. Our civil disobedience happens “above the ground” – in full public view, and we take full responsibility for them. This means economic disruption to shake the current political system and civil disruption to raise awareness. We also organize demonstrations, lobby and write opinion pieces and articles. We just think that this alone is not enough.