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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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Business meet to push for ambitious action on climate change
Ahead of a key United Nations meeting later this year, hundreds of business, government and civil society leaders will come together next month for the Business for the Environment (B4E) Climate Summit in London to call for more action to fight climate change.

Held on 12-13 Sept. under the banner Reaching for Zero, Innovation, Growth and the Clean Industrial Revolution, the summit will produce a joint statement and call for action on climate change aimed at policymakers taking part in the next United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting to be held in December in Durban, South Africa.

The summit will bring together more than 400 leaders from business, government, academia and civil society from more than 20 countries. Their statement will be published in a book together with examples of transformative climate solutions and promoted through a global communications campaign.

'Strong action from business will be vital if we are to heed the clear warnings from climate science and get global emissions on a steep downward path,? David Nussbaum, Chief Executive, WWF-UK.

Seven sector-focused working groups will have delegates summarise their industry commitments on climate change, and propose the support and policy action required, both national and global, to scale these actions up.
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