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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UNEP Issues Policy Brief on the Role of Forests in a Green Economy
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the fifth issue in its Policy Series on Ecosystem Management, titled "Sustaining Forests: Investing in Our Common Future," which addresses forest issues in relation to the green economy and climate change.

The series seeks to facilitate dialogue on policy issues related to ecosystem management. The latest brief discusses: the role of forests in a green economy and opportunities for innovative solutions to forest management incorporating economic values of forests to human well-being; the importance of forests for mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration; the use of innovative market and policy mechanisms; and mechanisms that combine social, economic and environmental benefits to encourage sustained investment in forests for the success of a green economy.

The Policy Series is accompanied by an online blog where readers can post comments, ask questions and suggest topics for future issues in the series.
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