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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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Eye on Earth Abu Dhabi Summit and Exhibition to launch December 12
Eye on Earth Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit and Exhibition, opening next week, will convene world experts to facilitate greater access to environmental and societal data to help achieve sustainable development especially for emerging economies.

To be held 12 to 15 December at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the Summit and Exhibition will draw attention to the gap that exists between the need for better information about the environment and the efforts being made to address the issue. The Summit will call on decision-makers worldwide to include data and its access in their development initiatives.

"The United Arab Emirates and the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) looks forward to welcoming both local and international participants to the Summit and Exhibition to develop a unified framework to keep the global environment under continuous review and improve access to environmental and societal data," said H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative of the Western Region and Chairman of EAD.

To be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, the Eye on Earth Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit and Exhibition is hosted by Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), facilitated by Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and held in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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