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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Pardee Center Publication Proposes Accountability-Enabling Mechanisms for Environmental Governance
The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future at Boston University has announced the publication of a policy brief titled ?Rio+20: Accountability and Implementation as Key Goals.? It is based on a high-level brainstorming session held in side event during the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), in March 2011.

The authors, Adil Najam and Miquel Muņoz, assert that the UNCSD is an opportunity to strengthen global environmental governance through greater accountability. To that end, they propose four ?accountability-enabling mechanisms?: improved metrics and reporting mechanisms; transparency mechanisms; compliance mechanisms; and capacity building. They also propose enabling institutional arrangements, including a renewed focus for the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and a global Aarhus instrument.

The briefing paper is part of a series, ?Sustainable Development Insights,? supporting the Sustainable Development Knowledge Partnership (SDKP).
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