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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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MPs urge Cameron to attend Rio+20
The prime minister must pledge to attend next year's Rio+20 summit to show leadership in tackling the global environmental crisis, according to a group of MPs.

The House of Commons environmental audit committee suggests that the move would reinforce the UK's commitment to a low carbon economy and help boost the profile of the conference.

The summit, to be held in Brazil next June, is set to focus on the "green economy" and sustainable development, but there are no binding agreements or treaties currently on the table for the conference.

However, David Cameron will be unable to attend as the June date as it coincides with the Queen?s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Instead, government sources have confirmed that that environment secretary Caroline Spelman will lead the UK delegation.

The cross-party group of MPs had warned that Earth's environmental problems are now much more urgent than the Rio summit held in 1992.

The committee said safe limits on the amount of waste, pollution and biodiversity loss that natural systems can tolerate continue to be breached, undermining the ability to use natural resources to support further growth.

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