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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Who's your favourite green celeb?
Is there a famous personality who inspires you with their responsible lifestyles? Voting is now open for the International Green Awards' inaugural Best Green International Celebrity.

The 15 nominees include: Sir Paul McCartney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Helena Christensen, Sting, Don Cheadle and Brazilian supermodel Gisele BŁndchen.

This award seeks to recognise 'responsible celebrities' who have positively influenced people by using their celebrity to promote environmental and sustainable development issues.

Organisers hope the new award will throw the spotlight on green issues and those who challenge conventional thinking on the climate agenda ahead of the COP 17 conference in Durban and next year's Rio Earth Summit.

The awards have been endorsed by the WWF. Dax Lovegrove, Head of Business & Industry Relations, at WWF UK commented: ?It?s important to celebrate initiatives that drive us towards a one planet future ? a future in which the production and consumption of goods and services flourish within the Earth?s ecological limits.?
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