11 March 2021

Join Big Buyers working groups on Climate and Environment

After evaluating an encouraging amount of potential topics of interest for procurement collaboration, the Big Buyers for Climate and Environment (BBCE) Secretariat announced the following four Working Groups to be established under the BBCE:

  • Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles - focusing on vehicles for waste collection, street cleaning and maintenance, and their recharging infrastructure (contact:
  • Zero Emission Construction Sites - focusing on the use of emission-free construction machinery (contact:
  • Circular construction - focus still to be precisely determined. Topics under consideration include: circular road construction, using recycled products in construction and renovation, low carbon concrete and the use of plastics in construction) (contact: &
  • Healthcare - focus on digital healthcare, with the focus still to be more precisely determined. Topics under consideration include: better data collection/analysis, integrated patient flow management systems, remote patient monitoring (contact:

Over the next month the following will be determined:

  • Who will be participating in each group (as lead, as buyer, and as observer),
  • The precise focus (in the case of the circular construction and healthcare groups), and the types of collaborative activity to be undertaken

Participation is still open to all - even if you have not been involved up to now. Feel free to share this list within your organisations, and if you or your colleagues are interested in taking a role (either as a buyer, or an observer) in any of these groups, please get in touch with the contacts provided above.

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and EUROCITIES are running the Big Buyers for Climate and Environment initiative on behalf of the European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).