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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

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China to pilot carbon emission trading
China will start a pilot carbon emissions trading project, and gradually set up a carbon emissions trading market, said a top climate change official at a major international conference on Sunday.

Speaking at the Eco-Forum Global (EFG) 2011 in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, Xie Zhenhua, vice-minister of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's top economic planner, said China would also speed up the establishment of a standardized system for energy saving and environmental protection, and tighten regulations on identifying and labeling low-carbon products.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon also sent a message to the forum, urging more cooperation between different partners, including governments, businesses, civil society groups and academia to tackle environmental problems.

"To tackle these crises, we need to work together," Ban said, before adding that he believed the forum will provide important input to preparations for next year's Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
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