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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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20 Jun 2012 - Indigenous peoples insist on rights-based approaches and respect for traditional knowledge and practices in Rio+20 outcomes.

Rio de Janeiro, 20 June 2012: As government representatives start formal negotiations in Brazil to seek agreements on so-called ‘green economy’ policies and to assess progress in fulfilling commitments on environment and development made at the Rio Earth Summit twenty years ago, indigenous peoples from all over the world have come together at the Rio+20 global summit to put forward their own solutions for sustainable development and to flag serious risks associated with government ‘green’ proposals.

19 Jun 2012 - Towards Food Security in the Sahel, 5.30 7PM on Tuesday

In the framework of Rio + 20 conference, United Nations Development Programme , World Food Programme and the Government of the Republic of Niger are organizing, under the tutelage of H.E M. Issoufou MAHAMADOU President of Republic a side event on �Towards sustainable food security in Sahel : the case study of Niger� Chaired by S.E.M. Issoufou Mahamadou, President of the Republic and Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator. President of the Republic of Niger

19 Jun 2012 - LEAD puts people first at Rio+20

LEAD won the popular vote to present Putting People First: Building Sustainable Cities with Communities at Rio +20. With 20 years� experience delivering world class leadership learning, LEAD outstripped the opposition gaining almost double the votes of their nearest rival. Putting People First was delivered as part of the SD Learning capacity-building event at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), Rio+20.

19 Jun 2012 - Exploring Climate Leadership - LEAD workshop, 2-4pm

This highly participative workshop centres on a leadership journey created by LEAD that will take you to places you have never been before. You will get to explore important leadership skills and behaviours with a fun group of sustainability leaders.

Watch this short video to find out more about LEAD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcSsuQJYQtg

19 Jun 2012 - LEAD puts people first at Rio+20

LEAD won the popular vote to present Putting People First: Building Sustainable Cities with Communities at Rio +20. With 20 years� experience delivering world class leadership learning, LEAD outstripped the opposition gaining almost double the votes of their nearest rival.

Putting People First was delivered as part of the SD Learning capacity-building event at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), Rio+20.

18 Jun 2012 - Aiming Higher, Unlocking Tertiary Education's Potential to Accelerate Sustainable Development and the Transition to a Fair and Green Economy

Tertiary education plays a critical role in shaping the future. The leaders of today and tomorrow tend to be university graduates and they will have a strong hand in preparing the skilled workforce needed for a green economy. There are many examples from around the world that have shown the importance of tertiary education in sustainable development efforts and the critical need for continued support for these types of initiatives.

This event, co-organized by the Education for Sustainable Development Programme at UNU-IAS in collaboration with more than 15 partner organizations and government ministries will highlight the important role of tertiary education in sustainable development and will answer the following key questions:

• How can governments, NGOs, businesses and tertiary education instigate the necessary shift towards sustainable development and the transition to a Green Economy?

• How do we unlock the potential of tertiary education sector to transform society?

• What role should tertiary education play in creating and participating in the institutional framework for sustainable development?

• What funding and support mechanisms will need to be provided to ensure the success of tertiary education in sustainable development efforts?

18 Jun 2012 - UNDP-UNU-FGV Symposium on “Public Administration and Rio+20”: The Role of the Visible Hand of Public Institutions in Creating a Sustainable Future

This symposium, organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) and the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), will examine the role of public administration in contributing to deliver the “institutional framework for sustainable development and green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication”, the two main themes of the Rio+20 Conference. The sessions will cover the new set of reforms in public management, organizations and policies in the different levels that are needed to create greener economic growth in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. During the event, the special issue of the journal Public Administration and Development (PAD, Wiley-Blackwell) on Rio+20 will be launched.

18 Jun 2012 - Green Economy: the experiences of the Italian Civil Society

In order to promote the exchange of experiences and best practice in the field of Green Economy. and to involve all relevant stakeholders in the Rio+20 preparation process, the Italian Ministry of Environment has initiated in March 2012 a collection of Italian civil society's experiences.





17 Jun 2012 - Outreach magazine: news from the negotiations with a focus on forests

The focus of today�s edition of Outreach is forests. Articles explore the cross-cutting relevance of forests to the key themes of Rio+20, the legal basis to achieve �the forests we want�, and an Indigenous Peoples� perspective on issues of deforestation.

16 Jun 2012 - THE FUTURE WE DONT WANT e-petition

ANPED, the Northern Alliance for Sustainability, with the support of other civil society organizations active in the Rio+20 negotiations has launched today "THE FUTURE WE DONT WANT" e-petition campaign and we count on you to sign and share it with all your constituencies.

15 Jun 2012 - Multistakeholder Learning towards Green Society

The production and consumption of goods and services drives economies and greatly influences society at large. To build a socially just economy and a more sustainable society, we must inevitably focus on making our consumption and production systems more sustainable as well -- sustainable not only in terms of market growth and resilience, but also in terms of productive non-market relations, ecosystem health, quality of life and the well-being of all involved.

This event, co-organized by the Education for Sustainable Development Programme at UNU-IAS and the Japanese Ministry of the Environment, will explore how learning and education can lead to more sustainable systems of consumption and production and how to promote uptake of such efforts at national and international levels. The event will also help identify new, multistakeholder partnerships among local, regional and global networks that can facilitate transformative learning and action research for sustainability.

15 Jun 2012 - Over 200 Researchers from Around the World Collaboratively Publish a Reference Document on Sustainable Development in Coastal Zones for the Rio+20 Earth Summit

The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as the Earth Summit, is a unique opportunity for governments and transnational organizations to define the objectives and common formal foundations that will allow for the establishment of the international agreements necessary for, among other central concerns, eradicating hunger, resolving armed conflicts, and improving adaptation to climate change. This collaborative document highlights the challenges facing our world’s coastal zones and their potential solutions. We believe this material will be useful to delegations and others in order to increase the positive impact of the Rio+20 conference and further negotiations.

15 Jun 2012 - Health in Rio+20: WHO Co-sponsored Events and Other Side Events

Newly updated schedules of health events at Rio+20!

15 Jun 2012 - Outreach Magazine: News from the negotiations with a focus on green economy

Today’s edition focuses on one of the most controversial themes of Rio+20, the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. The articles cover a wide range of views and present arguments both in support of, and against, the concept. Contributors include the new economics foundation, writing on the newly published Happy Planet Index: 2012 Report and Emily Benson from the Green Economy Coalition, who highlights the ‘elephant in the room’ – the lack of available finance to support the transition to a greener economy. The reflections on the negotiations focus on social innovation and the relationship between the means of implementation and green economy sections of the text.

14 Jun 2012 - The Satoyama Initiative and the Green Economy

The Satoyama Initiative is a comprehensive effort to benefit biodiversity and human well-being through promoting the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in human-influenced natural environments. The Initiative has demonstrated global appeal across sectors and was specifically recognized in 2010 at CBD COP10. Human-influenced natural environments or socio-ecological production landscapes (SEPLs) are found all around the world; they have been formed and maintained through sustainable land use, and support human life by providing various goods and services.

During the side event, there will be presentations by leading experts and an in-depth panel discussion examining the effectiveness and usefulness of the Satoyama Initiative. Particular emphasis will be placed on the development of new business models based on sustainable land use including mosaic landscape management.

The side event will be enriched by a broad spectrum of presenters with long careers in a variety of areas, but united by common interests. They will draw on a wealth of experience working in international organizations, governments, and the private sector. In conclusion, there will be a discussion of how the Satoyama Initiative can further contribute to a green economy as it continues to follow its vision of realizing societies in harmony with nature.

14 Jun 2012 - Holy Mass and Press Conference mark Sunday ahead of Rio+20

PRESS INVITATION/AVISO DE PAUTA

HOLY MASS AND PRESS CONFERENCE MARK THE SUNDAY AHEAD OF RIO+20
MISSA E ENTREVISTA COLETIVA DE IMPRENSA MARCAM O DOMINGO DA CÚPULA DOS POVOS

Sunday 17 June, 10:00 am / Domingo 17 junho, às 10h00
Cathedral of St. Sebastian / Catedral de São Sebastião
Av. Chile, 245 - Centro - Rio de Janeiro

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