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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Subnational Governments and the Green Economy
Nrg4sd, or Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development, has published an advocacy paper on the role of subnational governments in the Green Economy. Both the economic crisis and a set of social and environmental problems have led to a global reconsideration of how the economic framework is designed.

Practitioners and scientists alike argue that local governments have an important role to play in the design of the new economy. Given the sizeable role of cities and local governments in both global GDP production and in environmental footprints, it is clear that their potential to act needs to be employed to counter the problems they are currently causing.

This potential of sub-national governments to act is explored in the paper by nrg4sd and their arguments deserve to be taken seriously at Rio+20.
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