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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: http://www.rio20.gov.br For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

Emails: reservas2@terramar.tur.br or reservas4@terramar.tur.br or reservas8@terramar.tur.br

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

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20.hoteis@itamaraty.gov.br when requesting their accommodations.

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N. Nazarbayev to present Astana Green Bridge Initiative at World Summit on Sustainable Development
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will present the Astana Green Bridge Initiative at the World Summit on Sustainable Development that is scheduled for June 4-6 of 2012 in Brazil. Vice Minister of Environmental Protection of Kazakhstan Mazhit Turmagambetov made it public today in Astana.

'The Head of State will present the Astana Initiative himself at the summit in Rio de Janeiro. Besides, the side-event (a seminar focused on detailed information about the initiative) on the Green Bridge program will be held. The participation of the President is expected in the side-event as well,' M. Turmagambetov said.

As was earlier reported, the Green Bridge Initiative was proposed by the President of Kazakhstan at the third Astana Economic Forum.
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