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

Emails: or or

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.

  • Published on: 20 Mar 2012
  • Submitted by: Institut Veolia Environnement
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FACTS Reports special issue on Brazil and Rio+20 in preparation
FACTS Reports intends to participate in the ?Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development? in Brazil in June 2012 and is publishing a special issue on Brazil. In order to contribute to discussions taking place at the Conference, FACTS Reports welcomes articles for the special issue describing Brazilian field actions related to the seven critical issues for sustainable development.
Jobs: enhance employment in agriculture, industry, services and administration that contribute to preserving or restoring the quality of the environment.
Energy: promote initiatives to ensure universal access to energy services, improve efficiency and increase use of renewable sources.
Cities: allow cities to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty.
Food: develop the food and agriculture sector with the goal of eradicating hunger and poverty.
Water: provide clean, accessible water for all populations.
Oceans: manage carefully the oceans, which are essential for a sustainable future.
Disasters: reduce risks caused by earthquakes, floods, droughts, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters.

FACTS Reports has already started publishing papers for the special issue on Brazil. The issue contains articles on field actions relating to economics, health, agriculture, education, and the environment in Brazil:

Articles are submitted to peer review. The main criterion for publication is that the articles describe actions that are useful and can be reproduced. Editorials and opinions are also published. This process ensures critical input from world experts, allows for cooperation and competition among authors, and promotes a high level of science.

Papers should not exceed 5000 words and should contain appropriate references. Examples of questions that can be addressed in papers include:
What was the goal of the project or program?
How was the project implemented?
What were the barriers/problems?
How were they overcome?
What were the benefits/impacts of the project?
How could this project be improved or duplicated?

Further instructions for authors are available at

If you are interested in contributing to the special issue, the deadline for initial manuscript submissions is 15 April 2012.

To submit an article or for any further question or suggestion regarding the journal, please contact David Ojcius at

Through its journal FACTS (Field ACTion Science) Reports, the Institut Veolia Environnement strives to collect and disseminate knowledge and best practices on field activities. Many field actors such as NGOs implement projects throughout the world to address issues related to the economy, health, agriculture, education, the environment and sustainable development in general. There are many opportunities to learn from the outcomes of these projects. Therefore, the aim of FACTS Reports is to provide a forum for communicating the results to a broad audience in order to capitalize knowledge and promote good practices.
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