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 a mountain of difference
?Moving Mountains towards Global Sustainable Development?. That?s the main theme of the World Mountain Conference which will take place from the 11th to 12th October in Lucerne, Switzerland.The two day meeting will look at developments in global mountain development since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and will also focus on future challenges and opportunities.

?A green economy is actually the key for sustainability because we are talking about a low carbon economy, we are talking about the better use of natural resources?, says Olman Serrano, Co-ordinator, of the Mountain Partnership Secretariat and Senior Forestry Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organisation.

He also told Lydia O?Kane that ?if we talk about green economy mountain development, we are talking about water resources?but we are talking about other issues like even agriculture?.

The Lucerne Conference runs until October 12th.
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