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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.

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  • Published on: 12 Jul 2011
  • Source: Xinhua News Agency, People?s Daily Online
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China briefs UNEP sponsored forum on environment protection measures
Visiting Environment Minister of China Zhou Shengxian said in Nairobi on Monday that developing green economy is an effective approach to addressing the increasing constraints on resources and the environment, a key demand for transformation of economic growth mode, and international requirement for safeguarding and improving the welfare of people.

Among the measures include increasing green investment where China has allocated a 4 trillion RMB economic stimulus package to help in addressing the global financial crisis, among which 210 billion RMB for energy saving and emission reduction.

The minister said China is also developing green industry such as energy conservation, environmental protection, new energy sources and biotechnology which have been identified as strategic new emerging industries as the country moves rapidly towards green economy.

The UNEP chief said the UN climate convention meeting in Durban later this year, followed by the Rio+20 summit in Brazil in 2012, will offer key opportunities to accelerate and scale-up this positive transition to a low carbon, resource efficient green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.

Zhou said his government has made environmental protection to become a key plank of the new Five-Year Plan (2011-2015).
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