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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UN Global Compact Issues Report of Third ?Caring for Climate? Meeting
The UN Global Compact has released the report from the Third Meeting of the Signatories of "Caring for Climate," during which discussion focused on ways to scale up and intensify the business contribution towards the sustainable development objectives of UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

The meeting convened on 17 May 2011, in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was attended by representatives from business, civil society, governments and the UN. Conclusions derived by meeting participants included the following: although challenging for many companies, core business strategies must be altered to adapt to the impacts of climate change through a sustainable approach; businesses must go beyond showcasing their efforts to put forth climate objectives for the business community; integrating water and climate issues into strategic business planning and operational activities is increasingly important to address climate mitigation and adaptation priorities ? especially ahead of Rio+20; and energy is a priority issue ahead of Rio+20, and signatories will work with other businesses to expand modern energy services and mobilize larger business contribution to providing universal access to sustainable energy.
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