Navigating The Greenhouse Gas Accounting Regulatory Environment for Federal Contractors and the Department of Defense

February, 2024
IDA document: 3000771
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Science and Technology Division
Hannah L. Kirk, Jennifer L. Bewley, Ayeisha A. Brinson, R. Abraham Holland See more authors
Recent presidential executive orders have mandated federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, to disclose and reduce their own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and to reduce emissions through the procurement process by including reporting requirements for federal contractors. In November 2022, federal agencies began the rulemaking process to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The proposed change would require significant contractors to use existing, non-governmental standards in their GHG disclosures. This paper outlines key terms, standards, and issues associated with GHG accounting and reporting, as well as identified areas for further research.