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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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Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy when requesting their accommodations.


Earth Summit 2012: What's in a Name?
There are a lot of different views about what to call the gathering of world leaders planned for Rio de Janeiro just under 10 months from now. The event is officially labeled the ?United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development? ? or UNCSD.

Since UNCSD is not a very engaging moniker, the UN, Brazil, and others have dubbed the conference ?Rio+20? to commemorate the ?United Nations Conference on Environment and Development? - or UNCED - also held there in 1992.

Some have suggested that the Rio+20 meeting should be instead called ?Stockholm +40?, recognizing that the international community?s efforts to protect our shared planetary home actually began at the first UN Conference on the Human Environment in 1972.
So NRDC and other groups prefer to dub the Rio meeting next year as ?Earth Summit 2012.? There is a whole new generation who have come of age in the last 2-to-4 decades and have no memory of Rio and Stockholm. It is the young who have the most at risk if we - their parents ? fail to rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of now almost 7 billion people while protecting the environment.

There has been a lot of worry recently about financial deficits, but we need to focus as well on our overspending and overtaxing of natural assets.

Over the next months, let?s work hard to ensure that no matter what we label the gathering in Rio next June that we expect the Presidents, Prime Ministers, and world?s leaders to come ready to take action to move us towards a safer, more secure and prosperous world.
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