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.

Information
  • Published on: 19 Mar 2012
  • Submitted by: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • More information

Issue Brief for Rio+20 Vol.4:
Issue Briefs series Vol.4F(Mar.2012)
Global Resource Crisis or Sustainable Resource Management?
Proposals towards Resource-efficient Global Economy


Efficient use of materials is becoming a major policy concern for rapidly emerging economies due to the risk of resource crises and price hikes in resources.

A gphased approachh would promote a resource-efficient global economy as different countries face different challenges in the management of waste and materials. Such programs should be country-specific and reflect the level of economic development, recycling industry capacity and capacity for implementation and enforcement of regulations in the policies and actions decided on.

An international fund should be set up for multilateral cooperation programmes on sustainable materials management with funding from, e.g.,
income generated through economic instruments such as virgin material taxes or Extended Producer Responsibility, which would stimulate evaluation of material reductions and efficiency criteria to assist in socio-economic development with less material burden and environmental pollution.

Author: Hotta, Yasuhiko
Language: English
Publisher: IGES(Hayama, Japan)
Copyright: IGES
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