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.


Through the development of four different subject panels, the forum will foster a space for respectful discussion and debate about how to do mining responsibly in megadiverse countries.

The subject panels proposed here will cover issues of regional sustainability, environmental standards for the mining industry, economic linkages to bind sustainable development, and policy for responsible mining:

1. Mining and Sustainability in Megadiverse Countries
2. Voluntary Standards for the Mining Industry in Megadiverse Countries
3. Economic Linkages In Mining Regions
4. Required Policy and Regulatory Frameworks for Responsible Mining in Megadiverse Countries
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