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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Path towards green economy
The green economy offers a bridge towards sustainable development. For many developing countries, however, combating poverty and the lack of basic human needs remain a priority. Still, ?the longer we wait, the harder and more costly it will be to address the environmental challenges that we face?, said Mr. Joseph Deiss, President of the General Assembly, as he opened the Thematic Debate on the Green Economy: a Pathway to Sustainable Development today.
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