Fossil Free State Sector

We’re a coalition of organisations from across Aotearoa working together to achieve a fossil free state sector – one that is powered by renewable energy sources and not the fossil fuels that are radically altering our climate with devastating consequences.

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About us

We’re a coalition of climate justice organisations working together to achieve a fossil free state sector. Collectively we represent thousands of people across Aotearoa united by our vision for a clean-powered, equitable and just future for all.

Fossil fuels have no place in the boilers that warm our schools, hospitals, prisons and other public institutions. Together we are building public support and the social license for our government to prioritise state sector decarbonisation to lower our overall carbon emissions, improve the quality of the air we breathe and send a clear message that the days of burning dirty fossil fuels like coal are over.

We are working to achieve:

  • An immediate ban on all new fossil fuel boilers in state sector buildings.
  • A commitment to transition all existing fossil fuel boilers to renewably sourced power by 2025, and additional budget allocation to support the transition.
  • The release of clear steps on the application process for grants from the Clean Powered State Sector Fund to make it accessible for all state sector institutions to apply to the fund.
  • The publication a list of all state sector institutions, including local authorities, still burning fossil fuels for heat.

Coalition members

Coal Action Murihiku

Coal Action Nelson

Coal Action Network Aotearoa
Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA) recognises coal as the primary threat to Earth’s climate system. CANA promotes climate justice by advocating and acting for a just transition to an Aotearoa free of coal mining and use.

OraTaiao: New Zealand Climate and Health Council
We are health professionals calling for urgent and fair climate action – with real health gains now and for our future

Ōtepoti School Strike 4 Climate

Parents for Climate Action
Parents for Climate Aotearoa advocate for a safe climate for all children. Shifting our reliance on fossil fuels will help ensure a livable planet for our kids.

350 Aotearoa
350 Aotearoa is the New Zealand arm of the international climate movement, which to unite the world around climate change solutions. We’re inspiring, training and mobilising people across New Zealand to bring power back to citizens and stand up to the fossil fuel industry that is causing the climate crisis.

350 Auckland
We’re’s local group for Auckland. We fight for climate justice.