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.

Information

Rio+20 policy briefs from the scientific community
The briefs specifically target policy-makers in the Rio+20 process, aiming to give them access to the latest scientific thinking. Each brief tackles an issue of importance to the Rio+20 conference and sustainable development in general, with a focus on the Green Economy and the Institutional Framework for sustainable development.

The briefs available now are:

Water security
Food security
Biodiversity and ecosystems
Transforming governance and institutions

Coming soon:

Interconnected risks and challenges
Energy security
Health
Well-being
Green economy

The policy briefs are part of the scientific preparations for the international conference, Planet Under Pressure: new knowledge towards solutions.

To download the briefs, go to: www.icsu.org/rio20/policy-briefs
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