COP26 in Glasgow this November has the stated aim of “uniting the world to tackle climate change”. Yet at the previous 25 COP conferences since 1995, world leaders have repeatedly failed to deliver on this. We will not accept this failure – governments must act now. “Stop killing us” is the message from XR Global South groups already suffering the most catastrophic consequences of climate change. We must also provide a voice for the millions of species and future generations who cannot speak for themselves. XR will continue demanding immediate action to tackle the climate and ecological emergency in the run up to, during and beyond COP26.Get involved
This November, in Glasgow and around the world, we will use peaceful, creative protests and non-violent civil disobedience to make our demands. We will sing and dance and lock arms against despair and remind the world there is so much worth rebelling for. We accuse world leaders of failure, and with a daring vision of hope, we imagine the impossible. Leave us your name and email address to join in! Orfind your local XR group...
In the months leading up to the COP summit, XR will be developing our activist capacity around the world so that we can coordinate mass actions. The COP Rebellion will be taking place in Glasgow and other locations around the globe, so everyone can get involved. If you’re not able to join in, please make a donation to support us...Donate Now
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While the leaders of the Global North sink to new depths at COP26, rebels in the Global South have risen up.
Activists in Tunisia protested in the wake of an industrial disaster in the city of Gabes that took the lives of 6 and injured many more.
XR Nigeria demands action: 30% of Nigerians do not have access to clean water near their homes
Georgian grassroots activists have built a movement to oppose a dam on the Riona river that threatens biodiversity, local livelihoods and cultural heritage in the region.
In the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow, XR Global is sharing global stories of climate and ecological injustice to underline the need for genuinely equitable and just outcomes from the conference if it is to have any meaningful impact. This piece explores the deforestation in the Congo Basin through the eyes of local activist and community organizer James who is working tirelessly to protect and regenerate this vital and magnificent forest.
UN COP's have provided a great deal of false hope over the years. Could this time really be any different or are fears that COP is unfit for purpose well-founded?
Two dancers in costumes made of plastic bottles performed in the street surrounded by curious passersby. Together with local artists, Extinction Rebellion activists marked World Water Day in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In March, XR Universities Uganda organised an action for World Water Day on Lake Victoria. Read this article to find out more!
XR COP Action recently linked groups of rebels from all over the world to discuss and share their ideas and experiences in the run up to COP26.