Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan - June 2015

EO 13693 replaces Executive Order 13514-Federal Leadership in Environment, Energy, and Economic Performance. The new EO maintains overall greenhouse gas reduction goals and emphasizes a continuation of the policy of the United States that federal agencies increase efficiency and improve their environmental performance.

Highlights for this year's ASP include the installation of solar panels at car ports for energy generation at the USAID facility in South Africa, the integration of climate change considerations into USAID's Country Development Cooperation Strategy, and program and project development through our Climate Change Adaption Plan. USAID will also develop a proposed reduction of scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions, as required under the implementing instructions for EO 13693, through encouraging increased telework and remote working for Washington-based employees in accordance with federal telework policy.

Executive Order 13693-Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, continues the policy of the United States that federal agencies increase efficiency and improve their environmental performance. Improved environmental performance protects our planet for future generations and saves taxpayer dollars through avoided energy costs and increased efficiency, while also making

USAID is committed to fostering a clean energy economy and to sustaining the environment by conducting operations and programs in an environmentally responsible manner, complying with environmental laws and regulations, and leading by example.

USAID’s programs operate globally and impact millions of people worldwide. In response to the growing concerns about the adverse impacts of climate change, USAID’s mission is to improve the living conditions of people in developing countries while minimizing detrimental impacts to the environment. USAID helps these stakeholders generate prosperity in innovative and sustainable ways while conserving natural resources and minimizing contamination.

Date 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 2:45pm

Last updated: May 09, 2016