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

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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: 19 Jul 2011
  • Source: Earth System Governance
  • Submitted by: Earth System Governance
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Earth System Governance Project: initiative on International Environmental Governance
The Earth System Governance Project has launched an initiative on international environmental governance (IEG) and the institutional framework for sustainable development (IFSD) that aims at contributing to the process leading to the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

This initiative aims at providing researchers on earth system governance, and the broader global change research community, with an overview on the state of research on these topics. Activities under this initiative include support to the project?s researchers involved in the science-policy dialogue, for example with UNEP (read more), and synthesising and initiating research and activities under the umbrella of the Earth System Governance Project on these topics. And, obviously, the initiative is also designed to target decision makers and to contribute not just to a better understanding but also to actual improvements in international environmental governance towards an institutional framework that enables sustainable development.

In addition, the Earth System Governance Project has been mandated to compile a fast-track policy-relevant assessment of the state of research on the IFSD. This assessment shall provide the lead input of the scientific community to the international policy process leading to Rio+20, and is an integral part of this new initiative.

At the core of this initiative is a new website: This website will compile easily accessible and structured information on International Environmental Governance and will solicit advice and comments from the global research communities, stakeholders, and policy makers, hopefully leading to a lively science-based but solution-oriented discussion.
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