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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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Pacific galvanises itself for a green economy and Rio +20
A move to a global Green economy will be one of the key issues for next year's United Nations Rio +20 leaders summit in Brazil and the Pacific is planning be at the forefront of the action.

Work began in July at the Pacific Environment Ministers meeting and got a boost this week with the Pacific's first ever Environment Forum, held in Samoa.

The Forum brought together experts, officials and non-government organisations for a brainstorming session. The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) is convinced that is not too much to ask.

With all the key experts and officials due to be in Apia this week for SPREP's annual meeting, the time seemed right to use their talents to galvanise ideas and enthusiasm for effective action in Rio.

The United Nations Environment Program has been leading the charge on the Green Economy putting out a global report in that name.

UNEP's Pacific Head of Agency, Greg Sherley, told the Pacific Environment Forum that the world faces a sustainability crisis that includes food and water shortages and the decline of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
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