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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TakingITGlobal's European Youth Forums
Twenty years after the original UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, a new generation of youth is speaking up about global environmental issues. Youth, educators and NGOs from across the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Norway and the Netherlands will meet in October to form recommendations for the 2012 Rio+20 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

Many of the youth participating in these events were not yet born in 1992, when world leaders gathered for the original Earth Summit, a landmark in global environmental policy. But in 2012, when politicians and change-makers reconvene in Rio de Janeiro, their voices will be heard.

?Young people today have important perspective to share on the state of the environment, as they are the ones inheriting it,? says Jennifer Corriero, Executive Director of TakingITGlobal. ?Through the Youth Environment and Education Forums, they will have a chance to contribute and connect with their peers.?

These youth environment and education forums allow individuals and organizations to contribute toward the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit while connecting with others who are passionate about sustainable development. The results of each forum will be compiled and contributed to the recommendations submitted to the UN by Peace Child International, TakingITGlobal and other civil society organizations.

The forums kicked off in Oslo, Norway, on October 4th, and will wrap up in Amsterdam on October 21st. These events are a great place to meet fellow activists, organizers and educators, discuss important issues, and contribute to a significant global environmental event.

For more information on the events in each city, visit:
Oslo: www.tigurl.org/TLoslo
London: www.tigurl.org/TLlondon
Paris: www.tigurl.org/TLparis
Milan: www.tigurl.org/TLmilan
Amsterdam: www.tigurl.org/TLamsterdam
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These events are organized by Tread Lightly, a climate change education and engagement initiative operated by TakingITGlobal.
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