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: 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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UNEP Releases Green Economy Report
The report asserts that an investment of 2% of global gross domestic product (GDP), or US$1.3 trillion per year, into 10 key sectors could trigger "greener, smarter growth" while fighting poverty, through a transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. An investment of that amount "would grow the global economy at around the same rate" as under current economic models, or higher. The new, green model would also remove the inherent risks, shocks, scarcities, and crises of the current model (the "brown economy"). The 10 sectors, where UNEP says investment would be key to building a green economy are: agriculture, buildings, energy supply, fisheries, forestry, industry including energy efficiency, tourism, transport, waste management and water.

The website for the report includes: a synthesis of the report for policy-makers, a summary of the report's conclusions, information on the activities of the Green Economy Initiative, and success stories.
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