Federal Sustainability Plan Strategy Matrix

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President Biden's Executive Order 14057 on catalyzing American clean energy industries and jobs through Federal sustainability and accompanying Federal Sustainability Plan (collectively referred to as "The Federal Sustainability Plan") sets out a range of ambitious goals to deliver an emissions reduction pathway consistent with President Biden’s goal of reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emission by 50–52 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as the science demands.

The following matrix outlines the goals, actions, and focus areas of the Federal Sustainability Plan.

Actions CFE Fleet Buildings Procurement Adaptation Net-Zero Emmisions Operations by 2050
1 100% Carbon Pollution-Free Electricity (CFE) by 2030, including 50% on a 24/7 basis Aggregate CFE purchases across regions and agencies
Seek ways to pilot and accelerate promising CFE sources
Develop public and private sector partnerships
Establish the 100% 24/7 CFE Federal Leaders Working Group
2 100% Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Acquisitions by 2035, including 100% light-duty acquisitions by 2027 Optimize agency fleet management
Align financial planning
Expand vehicle charging infrastructure
Improve workforce understanding and effect cultural change
Provide State, Tribal, and local government fleets opportunities to benefit from Federal efforts
Establish the ZEV Fleets Federal Leaders Working Group
3 Net-Zero Emissions Buildings by 2045, including a 50% reduction by 2032 Build for net-zero emissions
Implement the Federal Building Performance Standards
Increase energy and water efficiency
Reduce waste, minimize use of toxic materials, and drive markets for recycled products
Achieve higher levels of sustainability in owned and leased buildings
Leverage private sector investment
Drive sustainable and equitable siting
Establish the Net-Zero Emissions Buildings Federal Leaders Working Group
4 Net-Zero Emissions Procurement by 2050 Require major Federal suppliers to publicly disclose GHG emissions and climate risks, and set science-based targets to reduce emissions
Launch a Buy Clean intiative for low-carbon materials
Change Federal procurement rules to minimize the risk of climate change, including factoring in the social cost of GHG in to procurement decisions
Maximize the procurement of sustainable products and services
Establish the Net-Zero Emissions Procurement Federal Leaders Working Group, including a Buy Clean Task Force
5 Net-Zero Emissions Operations by 2050, including a 65% reduction by 2030 Use 100% CFE by 2030, including 50% on a 24/7 basis
Achieve 100% ZEV Acquisitions by 2035
Achieve Net-Zero Emissions Buildings by 2045
Achieve Net-Zero Emissions Procurement by 2050
Partner with public, private, and nonprofit sector leaders
6 Climate Resilient Infrastructure and Operations Routinely assess climate vulnerabillities and risks
Modernize Federal policy, programs, operations, and infrastructure to support climate resilient investment
Establish the Climate Adaptation and Resilience Federal Leaders Working Group
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