Green procurement: Buyers for Climate Action

The Government of Canada is determined to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which includes taking action on its own operations and assets through the Greening Government Strategy.

In support of the strategy, collaboration with other governments presents an opportunity to increase and improve green procurement efforts and provides a meaningful opportunity to make greenhouse gas reductions directly through supply chains.

Greening Government Strategy

About the coalition

Buyers for Climate Action (BCA) is a coalition of large green buyers who purchase a significant volume of goods and services in procurement categories with high environmental impact. Categories may include:

In 2021, the BCA was established to help drive the transition to a green, net-zero carbon economy by collaborating on green procurement. The coalition shares knowledge and collaborates on best practices to:

The coalition is funded through the Greening Government Fund (GGF) and has been granted $1,332,000 over three years (2021-2024). The GGF contribution will support BCA projects as well as the coalition’s secretariat, which currently sits within the Centre for Greening Government at the Treasury Board Secretariat.

The types of initiatives undertaken can include gathering market information and developing model procurement specifications in areas such as:

Greening Government Fund


BCA brings together leading green buyers who purchase a significant volume of goods and services annually. As part of the membership criteria, members must have committed to net-zero carbon operations by 2050 and must be committed to lowering carbon emissions in procurement. This also includes having a green procurement policy or strategy. Relevant policies or strategies of current members include:

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