Environmental Watch on North Caucasus letter to EBRD President Lemierre regarding possible investments in Sochi, Russia
Advocacy letter | 18 May, 2007 | Download PDF
Unfortunately, the plans for Sochi to host the Olympics contradict the noble goals of the Olympic Movement, since they combine severe damage to the unique biological diversity of the North-West Caucasus, the destruction of globally significant nature sites, major and violation of Russian environmental legislation. These plans, contrary to the Olympic Charter, do not contribute to "to building a better world". These plans also contradict EBRD Environmental Policy.