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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THE FUTURE WE DONT WANT e-petition
ANPED, the Northern Alliance for Sustainability, with the support of other civil society organizations active in the Rio+20 negotiations has launched today "THE FUTURE WE DONT WANT" e-petition campaign and we count on you to sign and share it with all your constituencies.

THIS IS A RESPONSE TO THE NEW NEGOTIATING TEXT PRESENTED TODAY BY THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT AND TOMORROW WE WILL BRING THIS UNDER THE ATTENTION OF EUROPEAN COMMISSION DELEGATES AND THE PRESS. THE TEXT MAKES NOT A SINGLE MENTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, PRINCIPLE 10 OR A HIGH-LEVEL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE FUTURE. WHILE EFFICIENCY IS QUOTED 14 TIMES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH 20 TIMES, THERE IS NOT A SINGLE QUOTE ON sUFFICIENCY, PLANETARY BOUNDARIES OR LIMITS.

THAT DOES NOT REFLECT WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT......

This campaign urges the Government of Brazil, the UNCSD Secretary General and all Member States to stop negotiating their short-term
national agendas and to urgently agree now on transitional actions for global sustainable progress.

We urge our fellow 99% citizens of the world to stand up for the future we really want, and not this one, imposed by a few: the 1% negotiators and their elite constituencies.

For all, let their voices of the majority finally shape the future.

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THE ' FUTURE WE DONT WANT" E-PETITION
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/the-future-we-dont-want
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