All over the world activists are demanding immediate action on the climate and ecological emergency. The science is clear: we are facing an unprecedented global catastrophe if we don't act now. It is a life or death situation of our own making.
Extinction Rebellion Edinburgh Area is part of this rapidly growing movement, amd we are having an effect. The Scottish Government has declared a Climate Emergency, the 2019 Climate Act did include enhanced targets for reducing carbon emissions and provision for a Citizens Assembly. This is not enough, however. Government and industry responses are still inadequate and not proportionate to the urgency and magnitude of the threat. We need action not just words.
Our demands are:
That the Scottish Government tell the truth about the climate and wider ecological emergency, acknowledge and reverse any policies that help drive the climate crisis, and commit to enabling a rapid and just transition to a sustainable and fair society.
That the Scottish Government enact legally binding policy measures to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025, including by replacing a system based on accelerating consumption with one based on ensuring the wellbeing of all.
The creation of a Scottish Climate Citizens’ Assembly to oversee the changes, as part of creating a democracy fit for purpose and a society that cares for all.
We must keep up the pressure. In order to do this we need materials for leaflets and posters, banners, support packs for our activists on the frontline, funds for transport to help make our movement inclusive, room hire and many other essentials.
Every contribution is vital and making a donation is one very useful way to participate.
This Rebellion needs everyone. If you think you have nothing to contribute, think again. Bring yourself, and that will be enough.
For further information about Extinction Rebellion Edinburgh please visit our Facebook Group xrEdinburgh: https://www.facebook.com/xrEdinburgh/
or join our mailing list here https://actionnetwork.org/forms/join-the-extinction-rebellion-email-list
Further information about the Global Movement Extinction Rebellion is here: - https://rebellion.earth
We will fight with love to save our only home the earth, today, tomorrow until we win.