Civil society letter to EBRD president: Energy Sector Strategy and consultations
Advocacy letter | 13 September 2013
After a week of consultation meetings in Istanbul, Belgrade and Moscow to discuss the EBRD energy sector strategy with EBRD staff, civil society groups turn to the bank’s president Suma Chakrabarti as we believe that some of our concerns deserve his attention.
“The last time civil society groups met with you in person during the 2013 EBRD annual meetings in Istanbul, we agreed that there would be disagreements ahead. It was a warning not to expect a very ambitious Energy Sector Strategy, and during those two days of discussions, civil society participants heard a number of excuses about why the imperative to end EBRD financing for coal and other fossil fuels could not be realised in our region.”
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Theme: Energy & climate