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Requirements & Reporting

Date: 11/01/2011 Description: Photo of White House © White House Image


Date: 2014 Description: U.S. Department of State - 2014 Agency Sustainability Plan. - State Dept Image
2012 (Appendices 1 | 2 | 3)
2011 | 2010


Current Agency Sustainability Scorecard. - State Dept Image
2012 | 2011 |  2010   

Gas Inventory

Date: 02/01/2012 Description: Agencies Greenhouse Gas Inventory - State Dept Image

Adaptation Plan

Date: 2014 Description: U.S. Department of State - 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Plan - State Dept Image

What is the Department’s Agency Sustainability Plan (ASP)?

Under Executive Order 13514, each federal agency is required to issue a sustainability plan focused on reducing that agency’s environmental footprint. Actions within the plan include reducing energy and fuel consumption, monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and engaging the Department’s workforce and stakeholders to develop innovative ways to share best practices and be environmentally responsible. Please use form to submit public comments.

What are the Department’s sustainability goals?

The Department is committed to applying environmental sustainability to its business process in a manner that sets strategic goals and priorities, creates relevant programs, monitors activities, collects data and measures progress toward achievement of goals, uses performance and evaluation information to influence program resource and allocation decision making and communicates results to stakeholders.

In January of 2010, in accordance with Executive Order (E.O.) 13514, the Department of State established a 20% greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal by Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 for its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, pending the availability of sufficient resources. The reduction goal uses a FY2008 baseline and applies to the Department’s ten domestically owned/delegated facilities.

The Department’s domestic fleet vehicles account for less than 2% of its total Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. Focused on reducing domestic fleet emissions the Department will continue to comply with the requirements for fleet vehicle management in E.O. 13423 and 13514, and EISA of 2007.

In accordance with E.O. 13514, the Department will establish a GHG reduction goal for its Scope 3 emissions. Separating this goal into two segments, the Department establishes a 2% GHG reduction goal by FY2020 with a FY2008 baseline for its Scope 3 emissions from domestic waste and transmission distribution loss from purchased energy. The second segment of the Department’s Scope 3 emissions, focused on federal employee travel, is currently undergoing development.

The Department’s strategy to achieve the established FY2020 GHG reduction goal is multifaceted, includes facility energy conservation measures, efforts to reduce consumer/employee energy demand, renewable energy, and changing energy sources.


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