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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Making the economy in Europe and Asia green
The Polish delegation, led by Andrzej Kraszewski, the Minister of Environment, will take part in the 7. Conference of Ministers "Environment for Europe" in Astan (Kazakhstan) on 21-23 September 2011. The meeting in Kazakhstan will also be the contribution of our region to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development RIO+20 in 2012.

During the Conference of the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) "Environment for Europe" a few hundred participants will conduct discussions on two major topics: sustainable management of water resources and the role of green economy in the development of countries - including the environmental issues in the economic growth.

This year's meeting falls on the 20th anniversary of the ECE process "Environment for Europe". The Conference will also be a chance to summarize its activities as well as to discuss the most current issues concerning the sustainable development - green economy and water management. The process is still an important tool of cooperation of Europe and North America with the countries of Central Asia and Caucasus as well as social partners.

Moreover, the forum of the process "Environment for Europe" will be an opportunity to present the project of the Ministry of Environment entitled "GreenEvo - Accelerator of Green Technologies", which promotes our innovative technological solutions and facilitates its transfer abroad. This initiative first of all aims at sharing the experiences and assisting the developing countries in shaping innovation, supporting the development of green economy.
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