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.


Vienna Energy Forum Ends
The ?Energy for All ? Time for Action? summit has successfully ended at the Hofsburg Palace in the Austrian capital of Vienna. In an effort to confront the world?s current energy challenges, heads of state, policy makers , 44 ministerial-level participants, energy representatives and experts, representatives from UN agencies, bilateral organizations debated vigorously and built consensus on actionable goals toward reaching sustainable development.

Spearheaded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) under the leadership of Director General, Kandeh Yumkella, with support from the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), participants held deliberate and meaningful discussions over many different sessions about overcoming energy poverty with an actionable agenda centered around energy access, energy access and the MDGs, energy efficiency, decarbonisation of the economy, the role of UN Energy and the UN system in helping achieve universal access by 2030.

As the year 2012 ? the year for sustainable energy for all approaches and preparations are ongoing for the Rio plus 20 agenda which seeks to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 10th anniversary of the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in 2002 in South Africa, the VEF will continue to work collaboratively with others on confronting head-on the 21st century energy crisis from economic, environmental and social sustainability perspectives.

Source: Patriotic Vanguard
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