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: 19 Mar 2012
  • Submitted by: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
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Issue Brief for Rio+20 Vol.2:
Issue Briefs series Vol.2F(Mar.2012)
Building resilience and reducing risk from natural disasters:
Essentials of 21st century sustainable development

As a contribution to the Rio+20 process this Issue Brief highlights resilience and sustainable development by drawing on the knowledge on natural hazards and disasters gained from governments, researchers and other stakeholders. The terms resilience, vulnerability and adaptive capacity are used daily, but take on specific definitions and functions within the social and natural sciences. Our approach in this Issue Brief is to cast "resilience" in a socio-political light within the context of sustainable development, as in the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 (the only international agreement on disasters and risk):

Author: Kipp, Robert David
Language: English
Publisher: IGES(Hayama, Japan)
Copyright: IGES
Contributor: Matsumoto, Ikuko, Watabe, Atsushi and Watarai, Aya
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