Extinction Rebellion plans fortnight of worldwide climate action

Extinction Rebellion climate protesters are planning to bring disruption to 60 cities around the world from Monday in a fortnight of civil disobedience, warning of an environmental "apocalypse".

"To governments of the world: we declared a climate and ecological emergency. You did not do enough. To everybody else: rebel," XR said on its website ahead of its International Rebellion wave of activism.

Non-violent protests are chiefly planned in Europe, North America Australia, but events are also set to take place in India, Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Wellington.

"This isn't a distant apocalypse. People all over the world are suffering and dying right now," XR said.

"Next, it will happen to you, and everybody you love, too. You can't count on us or Greta to do this for you," it said, referring to teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Extinction Rebellion was established last year in Britain by academics and has become one of the world's fastest-growing environmental movements.