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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: For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

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Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy when requesting their accommodations.


Global green economy has become a reality, UN official says
The global green economy has become a reality but world governments must do more to ensure its success, the head of the United Nations agency responsible for poverty reduction and environmental sustainability declared today.

?One thing is clear: green industry is real. It is already here,? UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Director-General Kandeh K. Yumkella told the opening session of the agency?s biennial conference in Vienna.

?UNIDO has been at the forefront of the industry and environment nexus for many years,? he added, spotlighting the role played by UNIDO?s Green Industry Initiative in hastening the environmentally-friendly growth of industry and fostering sustainable development in the world?s poorer nations.

Citing UNIDO?s ?major role? in driving the UN agenda forward on green energy issues, Dr. Yumkella also pointed to progress made by developing countries in greening their industries as an example of his agency?s contribution to next year?s meeting on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Rio+20).

The General Assembly has also named 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.
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