Extinction Rebellion are organising a massive “Rebel Camp” outside the Scottish Parliament from June 16th to 20th, to pressure the Scottish Parliament into adopting ambitious amendments to the Scottish Climate Bill.
Climate emergency has been declared by our politicians: they have told the truth. Now they need to act as if that truth is real, with legally binding policy measures. The Scottish Climate Change Bill sets a 2045 net zero carbon emissions. At the same time, the Scottish Government supports maximum North Sea oil extraction. On June 18th and 25th, amendments will be discussed in the Scottish Parliament. We demand MSPs change the Bill’s target for net zero carbon emissions to 2025, and create a Climate Citizens’ Assembly to oversee the changes. We will set up a Holyrood Rebel Camp to pressure our politicians to pass these amendments.
This will be a fun and peaceful gathering. There will be outreach, performances, protests, workshops, talks, people’s assemblies, but also non-violent direct action (NVDA).
We are taking action in Scotland because of our reputation as world-leading on climate. Whatever Bill passed will likely be among the least inadequate legislation in the world. An effective Climate Bill would pressure other governments to follow. Scotland can be a world leader on climate and ecological emergency. But we’re almost out of time, and we need to get the message heard loud and clear, before it’s too late.
The time to take action is now. Join us!
TEMPORARY PROGRAMME :
Sunday 16th June: Pedal on Parliament (critical mass bike rides from Glasgow and elsewhere). Wee Rebellion. Rebel Camp setup
Monday 17th June: Big Launch – Parade of Life starting from St Giles Cathedral at 10am, down the Royal Mile to arrive at Parliament around 11am
Tuesday 18th June: Morning – People’s Assembly with MSPs & Civil Society. Afternoon – Climate Bill Debate in Parliament, Workshops and Debates at the Camp
Wednesday 19th June: Regenerative day – family-friendly activities at the Camp and in Holyrood Park and environs
Thursday 20th June: Dance of Death and mass die-in. Launch of Climate Citizens’ Assembly campaign. Closing ceremony and break camp