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
  • Published on: 21 Feb 2012
  • Submitted by: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

EARTH SUMMIT WATCH 2012
Earth Summit Watch 2012 is a proposed web platform on the status of preparations in each country for the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012. We will solicit and disseminate information from governments and other stakeholders in as many countries as possible on a handful of critical questions. The most important of which is whether your prime minister or president has made a commitment yet to go to Rio+20?

Even though the summit is less than six months away, few governments are devoting significant attention to the preparations or to engagement of the public. If Rio+20 is to be a success, if the Summit is truly going to put us on a path towards a more sustainable future, civil society needs to act quickly to raise the public visibility and expectations about the Summit. We see Earth Summit Watch as a vehicle for civil society groups to coordinate their advocacy to assure the top leaders in each country do pay attention to Rio+20. The Watch would complement and support the online petitions now underway to encourage as many top leaders as possible to attend.

NRDC is seeking civil society groups to partner and collaborate on this exciting project to be launched before the March 26-27 Intersessional in New York. To learn more, please contact Jacob Scherr in Nairobi this week at 0736504678 or Michael Davidson (mdavidson@nrdc.org) and Philip Goo (pgoo@nrdc.org).
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