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.


Green Economy: the experiences of the Italian Civil Society
The collection of civil society's experiences has been conducted the Italian Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the University Consortium for Environmental and Socioeconomic Research (CURSA), as a result of the Civil Society Forum that was organised in January 2012.
A dedicated web portal has been created on this purpose ( and a large number of actors, from various Major Groups (Business, Academia, NGOs. Agriculture..), regardless of mission and level of action, have already joined by reporting on their activities that contribute to the Green Economy.
The collection is still on going, but s first evaluation of the almost 200 experiences inserted up to the end of May 2012 has been elaborated in view of the Rio Conference and published in the webportal, both in Italian and in English.
The GE Initiatives collected during the 1st phase relate to all sectors identified by the UNEP Green Economy Initiative, mainly focusing on the follwing areas : waste, energy, industry, buildings, transport, environmental protection.
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