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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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Trade unions met with the Spanish Minister of Environment and the Director of UNEP to discuss green economy and just transition
The meeting took place in July in the Spanish Ministry of Environment within the presidency of the Administrative Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), currently a responsibility held by the Minister of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs, Rosa Aguilar.

In addition to the Minister and UNEP´s Director, Achim Steiner, also participating in the meeting was a trade union delegation composed by Judith Kirton-Darling, Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and in charge of environment issues, Ignacio Fernández Toxo, Gerenal Secretary of CCOO and the current president of the ETUC, Cándido Méndez, General Secretary of UGT, Laura Martín Murillo, Director of Sustainlabour and Joaquín Nieto, Director of ILO´s office in Spain.

A change in the model of production toward a green, low-carbon economy is necessary as is that it includes workers´ participation. Trade unions are convinced of the need to promote this change and for it, it is fundamental that there be concrete commitments in terms of the promotion of green jobs and that this is done through a just transition for populations that are most vulnerable. In the framework of the meeting preparations, Rio+20 was also discussed.
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