WASHINGTON – The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) is being investigated by the US House of Representatives’ Science, Space, and Technology Committee over concerns about links with ‘dark money’, conflicts of interest, its scientific methodology and lack of transparency. US Republican congressman Frank D. Lucas, chair of the committee, has written to Honourable Shalanda Young, director of the Office of Management and Budget.
His letter outlines serious concerns about how and why the SBTi was selected by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Federal Regulatory Council (FAR) as the sole arbitrator of progress on emissions reduction progress by US federal suppliers.
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