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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: 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: 9 May 2012
  • Submitted by: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
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Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Briefs Environment Ministers on Rio+20 Ocean Challenges
Ministers of the Environment of over 30 countries from the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and a number of Latin American and European countries participated in an informal ministerial roundtable, a follow-up to the Durban climate negotiations organized by EC Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard, EC Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik and the Danish EU Presidency on 7-8 May 2012.

The roundtable aimed to build on the important breakthroughs achieved at the 2011 Durban climate conference, and to identify potential common priorities and goals for the Rio+20 summit. In this perspective, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (UNESCO-IOC) provided an overview on the key ocean issues that are being discussed through the Rio negotiation process and highlighted a number of desirable ocean targets that would mark a successful outcome at Rio. Some of the key areas highlighted included marine biodiversity conservation, ocean acidification, marine pollution, and the required investment in science and capacity development for transitioning to a blue-green economy.

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