For Media

Hotels for Press
Accommodation levels in Rio de Janeiro are anticipated to be at full occupancy during the conference. While it is not the responsibility of the United Nations to procure accommodation for the media, it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio+20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference. Costs must be covered by the media. For more details, visit: For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

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Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy when requesting their accommodations.

  • Published on: 23 Apr 2012
  • Submitted by: Asian Productivity Organization (APO)
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Asian Productivity Organization's e-Learning Course on Green Productivity and Material Flow Cost Accounting
MFCA is a management tool that promotes the efficient use of materials more effectively, contributing to reductions in waste, emissions, and nonproducts. MFCA increases the transparency of material flow, which is a key to successful problem-solving and improvement. By solving problems, organizations can increase their resource productivity and reduce costs at the same time. This is in line with the Green Productivity (GP) concept and can be used to implement GP in organizations and factories.

This two-phase e-learning course is a follow-up to the Workshop on MFCA held in Japan in 2011. The workshop found that MFCA formed an important part of GP implementation and there was a need to introduce it widely in member economies. Therefore, this e-learning course has been developed to introduce MFCA to a large number of audiences.

23?26 April 2012 (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Pakistan)
28?31 May 2012 (Iran, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam )

The APO and Tokyo Development Learning Center have worked together over the last few years to organize a number of projects utilizing the GDLN for distance-learning seminars for member countries.

Scope of course:

-Overview of GP & MFCA
-MFCA concept and principles
-MFCA implementation methodology and case studies
-Action plan to implement MFCA


Online technical presentations by experts, online discussions, online presentations of case studies, group discussions, site visit(s), question and answer session, case studies, evaluation test, etc.

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