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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: For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

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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: 28 Mar 2012
  • Submitted by: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • More information

Issue Brief for Rio+20 Vol.3:
Issue Briefs series Vol.3F(Mar.2012)
Applying EPR in developing countries

The basic idea behind EPR is that: the burden of responsibility for the end-of-life treatment of products placed onto the market should be taken by the producers. EPR is usually conceived as a comprehensive policy package, combining various instruments to simultaneously achieve three distinct objectives:

- Improved waste management and resource recovery:
to establish effective collection of end-of-life (EoL) products from consumers, promote environmentally sound treatment and efficient recycling, and reduce the amount of wastes for final disposal;
- Integrating environmental externalities into production and consumption: to transfer the financial burden for waste management from the public sector to the manufacturers;
- Design for the environment: to provide economic incentives for producers to incorporate product design that enables easier reuse and recycling of products.

Author: Akenji, Lewis
Language: English
Publisher: IGES(Hayama, Japan)
Copyright: IGES
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