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.

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ICLEI Publishes Local Sustainability Study
Within the context of the current debate on how best to set up an international governance framework in terms of sustainable development (one of the key aspects of the Rio+20 Conference), ICLEI?s study focuses mainly on placing local sustainability initiatives within a broader national and international context. The study identifies opportunities and looks at barriers to enhancing local sustainable action.

The evolution of the notion of Local Agenda 21 - the UN mandate for implementing sustainable development at the local level, of which ICLEI has been a key driver ? is also included. Rio+20 takes place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from 20 ? 22 June 2012. Local Sustainability 2012 forms part of ICLEI?s contribution to the preparatory process of the UN Conference as Local Authority Major Group co-organising partner, and is produced in association with the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation and UN Habitat.

Take a look at the case studies here: http://iclei.org/index.php?id=11546.
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