President Biden has charged the U.S. Federal Government to lead by example by sustainably managing its footprint of over 300,000 buildings, over 600,000 vehicles, and $650 billion spent annually on goods and services. He issued Executive Order 14008 during his first week of office, calling on the Federal Government to align its management of property and procurement to support robust climate action while creating new jobs and catalyzing the country's clean energy industries.
On Dec. 8, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14057 and issued his Federal Sustainability Plan, which directs the Federal Government to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 by transitioning Federal infrastructure to zero-emission vehicles and energy efficient buildings, powered by carbon pollution-free electricity.
The Office of Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, which is a part of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is leading the implementation Executive Order 14057 and issued his Federal Sustainability Plan.
The Federal Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) leads development of policies, programs, and partnerships to advance sustainability and climate resilience across Federal operations. On February 9, 2021, President Biden appointed Andrew Mayock to serve as the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer. Read Andrew Mayock's bio.
Federal agencies appoint an Agency Chief Sustainability Officer to lead agency-wide implementation of sustainability and climate adaptation policy and meet the President's goals and priorities. See the list of Agency Chief Sustainability Officers.