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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?Resilience? and Rio+20 :100 days to go
With exactly one hundred days until the Rio+20 summit, heads of state and government from around the world will meet in Rio de Janeiro with the prospect of a global climate policy vacuum until 2020. Nevertheless, there is reason for optimism: a paradigm shift in how wealth and well-being is measured and managed could be underway.

The first Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 attracted enormous attention as two landmark treaties were signed on biodiversity and climate change. It was also at this summit where the U.S. president George H.W. Bush clearly declared that ?the American way of life is not negotiable?. The official U.S. view on Rio+20 has altered to ?recognise that sustainable development is not a luxury; it is a necessity for countries at all stages of development?. These two divergent statements evidence the progress of the U.S. in the last two decades.
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