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

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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.


WBCSD elects Peter Bakker as its new President
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today announced that its Executive Committee has approved the appointment of Peter Bakker as its new President effective January 1, 2012. Mr. Bakker, the former CEO of Dutch logistics giant TNT, succeeds Björn Stigson who will retire.

The appointment comes at an important time for the WBCSD, a CEO-led, global coalition of some 200 companies advocating for progress on sustainable development. Business is increasingly looked upon to bring innovative solutions for solving major sustainability challenges.

Mr. Bakker, 50, who stepped down as CEO of logistics giant TNT after its recent demerger, is currently an Ambassador Against Hunger at the UN World Food Program. In addition to successfully leading TNT for 10 years, Mr. Bakker was instrumental in developing a unique anti-hunger partnership between TNT and the UN World Food Program, as well as making TNT one of the leading companies on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

From January 2012, Mr. Stigson will, after 17 years of leadership, remain engaged with the WBCSD as a senior advisor to the President until July 2012. He will also continue his work as visiting professor holding the Assan Gabrielson Chair in Applied Corporate Management at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.
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