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

Emails: or or

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: 4 May 2012

Game Change Rio
Game Change Rio does not aim to change the world on its own. But it offers a great way to engage with the complexities facing our planet today. Based on a huge array of real-life data, players can explore the countless options to ruin our world for future generations or save the planet. Once more of us begin to understand the issues involved, we have a better chance of changing the game.

And changing the game is great fun! As players can discover, seeing the demise of ruthlessly polluting industries is just as fun as slaying some fantasy monster and providing water to the inhabitants of an arid strip of land is almost like saving the gorgeous heroine�s life.

Some 20 years ago, the Earth Summit, the United Nations Conference held at Rio de Janeiro, sounded the alarm on the future of our planet. Rio+20 this June was called to reinvigorate the efforts to and make change happen. And the game that needs to be changed is highly complex. To help us all to better understand this complexity, we have developed Game Change Rio.

Game Change Rio gives players access to real-life data that so far has only been available to experts and policy makers. Based on the Millenium Institute�s Green Economy Model, also used for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Green Economy Report, the game includes all relevant sectors of the world�s economy and the natural resources available. All of these elements are linked according to a theory called System Dynamics and effects of policies are seen in their full complexity. The model has over 5,000 indicators, and with the 125 policy cards developed, the game has over 100 million possible outcomes.

Game Change Rio, the idea of Biovision, CodeSustainable and the Millenium Institute, aims to raise awareness for the issues that need to be addressed if future generations are to enjoy life on this planet and goes on to propose solutions to the problems we are facing.

Why not give it a try yourself?

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