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Rio+20 : Namibia: Presentation On Green Economy
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.

Information

Namibia: Presentation On Green Economy
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism is hosting a 'Park Talk on Green Economy'.

Two presenters from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and NamPower will seek to enlighten all interested people on what is meant with 'Green Economy' and what it could it mean for Namibian people?

Many critics of the conventional economic models are of the opinion that judging from the ongoing financial, economic and environmental crises, the business-as-usual economic approach will not lead to sustainable development.

On an international level, the upcoming 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Rio+20) emphasises transitioning towards a 'Green Economy in the context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication' as the better way.

One of the presenters, David Jarrett, is tasked with guiding the technical and economic issues of Renewable Energy at NamPower in the Renewable Energies & Systems Integration Department.

The other presenter Olimpio Nhuleipo is a natural resource economist in the Environmental Economics Unit (EEU) of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism's (MET's) Directorate of Environmental Affairs (DEA).
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