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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ICLEI Publishes Briefing Sheet on Green Urban Economy
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability has produced a briefing sheet on the ?Green Urban Economy,? which outlines the meaning of, and reasons for, a green economy, including the cost of inaction. It states that a viable green urban economy should be based on "cradle-to-cradle" material cycles, more eco-efficient systems and the creation of decent jobs.

The briefing sheet highlights opportunities cities have to ?green? the urban economy, emphasizing that cities can benefit and realize opportunities from green economies by enhancing their environmental assets and by improving their environmental, social and economic conditions. In addition, the briefing sheet identifies some of the ways local governments can ?green? their economies, such as by setting framework conditions for appropriate investments, providing incentives and finance, and driving local innovation.

Full content is available at: http://www.iclei.org/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/Global/Publications/Briefing_Sheet_Green_Urban_Economy_20110906_for_web.pdf
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