Implementing the Collection and Reduction of Federal Suppliers’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the General Services Administration (GSA)

On October 9, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13514, which called on Federal agencies to “establish an integrated strategy towards sustainability in the Federal Government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas emissions a priority for federal agencies.”  As part of this Executive Order, agencies were required to set baselines and targets for their scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; furthermore, the Order specifically directed the General Services Administration (GSA), in coordination with other key agencies, to assess the feasibility of requiring suppliers to measure and reduce supply chain GHG emissions.

Climate-related Financial Disclosures for the Public Sector

Adaptive Futures is pioneering the ways in which United States government entities will disclose climate-related risks to tax payers, credit rating agencies and other stakeholders.  Inspired by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Adaptive Futures, in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), created a concept for United States government entities to use in reporting climate-related financial risks.