Citizens’ assembly

Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 16 – Citizens’ Assemblies: Your Questions Answered

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Extinction Rebellion UK’s Third Demand is a government commissioned, independently run Citizens’ Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice. But what does that mean? Join Marijn van de Geer as she speaks to XR UK’s Citizens’ Assembly Working Group (CAWG) to find out what exactly the Third Demand means, and look into some of the deeper questions rebels have been asking about citizens’ assemblies. To find out more about citizens’ assemblies and Extinction Rebellion’s Third Demand, please visit or find CAWG…

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Making Decisions in October

During the October Rebellion, an effective decision-making system is vital to our success. We encourage sites to use these systems, however, as they are autonomous, it is up to them. This system is meant to be clear and structured. However, we do not want following the system to prevent people from getting shit done. Holding sites and participating in actions is the priority, and decision-making systems are there to serve that. None of the meetings are compulsory. Also, this system was designed by humans and is imperfect, but we believe it’s worth trying! If this seems like there’s a lot…

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XR’s Position on Local/Regional Citizens’ Assemblies

It is heartening to see deliberative democracy taking root across the UK with places such as Oxford and Cambridge committing to citizens’ assemblies; a principle and practice we hope will flourish across the country—and world—as it is integral to changing the system that has brought us to the edge of extinction. A citizens’ assembly is one amongst many forms of deliberative methods that involve citizens in the governance of their country, cities, towns and villages. There are many forms of deliberative processes that all involve discussing and debating with peers, such as citizens’ panels, citizens’ summits,…

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Basic Standards for Organising Citizens’ Assemblies

Written by Marcin Gerwin There’s been an explosion of interest in organising Citizens’ Assemblies on climate change. This is really exciting. Citizen’s Assemblies will create the political motivation to implement policies to protect UK and global citizens from the effects of our warming climate and prevent further biodiversity loss. I have no doubt that recommendations coming from citizens will be strong and far-reaching – people understand both the urgency of the climate crisis and our dependence on biodiversity. However, for a Citizens’ Assembly to work well and be truly democratic, there are some basic principles that must…

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From Monday 15 April: Extinction Rebellion to block Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge & Parliament Sq round the clock until Government acts on Climate Emergency

From 11am Monday 15 April, Extinction Rebellion is taking to the streets of London to block traffic day after day at four high profile central locations – Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square – causing large scale disruption to force the Government to take urgent action on the Climate and Ecological EmergencyAt 11am, Extinction Rebellion Youth will gather at Hyde Park CornerActor and writer Dame Emma Thompson: “It is time to stand up and Save Our Home. On Monday 15 April of this year, the International Rebellion will begin … It’s gonna be a lot of fun,…

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