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.


Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications
Intergovernmental meetings
Meeting: Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications
Date: 8?10 November 2011
Location: Geneva
Venue: Room XXVI, Palais des Nations

The green economy within the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication is one of the themes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to be held in Brazil in 2012.

UNCTAD, serving as the sustainable trade focal point for the Rio+20 Conference, is convening this meeting to address the trade and sustainable development implications of the green economy, in particular, the concerns related to new forms of green protectionism and aid conditionality.

It will also identify key conditions for a green economy to become a vehicle for sustainable development and areas where international action could promote an inclusive, broad-based and fair transition towards a green economy.

The Ad hoc Expert Meeting is being organized in close collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The outcome of the meeting will be submitted as a substantive input to UNCTAD-XIII and the Rio+20 preparatory process.

Experts are encouraged to submit brief papers dealing with one or several of the following issues relating to their country´s experience in transitioning towards a greener and low-carbon economy. Experts are kindly requested to submit their papers by 21 October to
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