VISION

EXTINCTION REBELLION DEMANDS

  1. Tell the truth: Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working 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.
  3. Beyond Politics: Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

URBAN GREEN PLAN

XR Kensington & Chelsea are working on a ten point plan to build a 21st century Urban Green Borough that puts equality and justice at the centre of its mission.

Please see below a visualisation of this plan (currently nine points):

This document takes you through how the plan is being strategised: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EBDTCL5W6PNf5Dmv41O83fUZ4XSzdfS1

CLIMATE & SOCIAL JUSTICE

We demand a transition that prioritises the most vulnerable people and the sovereignty of ex-colonial and commonwealth member states; establishes reparation and remediation led by and for indigenous peoples, people of colour and poor communities (in the UK and throughout the world) that have been affected by the UK's unjust imperialist ventures for years of environmental injustice; establishes legal rights for ecosystems to thrive and regenerate in perpetuity, and repairs the effects of ongoing ecocide to prevent extinction of human and all species, in order to maintain a livable, just planet for all.

In June the team got together and brainstormed the most important social and environmental issues they felt the borough were facing.

Below is the thoughts:

Social Justice

Not enough safe / good public housing

Lack of affordable housing

Domestic violence - lack of support to victims including shelters and legal support

Focus on size of impact vs costs

Legal aid budget needs reinstatement

Luxury development instead of social housing

Media representation of important issues

Lacking of funding for youth centre

Inequality

Fuel poverty

Groups of residents with vested interests opposed to change

Gentification

Future of work

Public transport is not functional and expensive

Apathy from government

Population growth

Libraries


Environmental justice

Food packaging in supermarkets

Cutting down of trees

Too much food waste

No cycle paths

Urban planning locally

Air quality (especially around Westway)

Clean water

Renewable power

5g - including chopping down trees?

Energy efficiency

Land reclamation

Energy Sources

Soil intergity

Global warming

Ecological Breakdown

Environment choices in supermarkets

Biodiversity

Not enough renewables

Where does our recycling go?

Patterns of tech use e.g. cars vs public transport / bikes / walking

Lack of serious co-ordinated policy to address the climate emergency

Not enough trees / green

Animal agriculture