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

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January on Road to Rio: A Green City Journey
This month Road to Rio: A Green City journey is touching down in the United Arab Emirates. In the wake of an inconclusive United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, CNN's Rima Maktabi, Leone Lakhani and Nick Glass head to Abu Dhabi, soon-to-be host city of the World Future Energy Summit. The capital's conference center will host the likes of Ban Ki Moon from January 16-19, 2012.

Leone goes on patrol with the city's police force on their fleet of electric scooters while Rima visits architect Zaha Hadid's Sheikh Zayed Bridge, constructed out of a new green cement made by recycling waste products. Meanwhile, Nick goes to Dubai to investigate the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and a high-energy consumer to see how they are finding green solutions.

From a solar-paneled boat, natural-gas taxi to the latest electric boat, the three reporters ride through the Emirati streets and waterways in green style. They reconvene in the region's most ambitious carbon-cutting project -- Masdar City -- a high-tech green hub which aims to house 40,000 people living sustainably by 2030.

A list of the stories covered on the show follows:

GREEN CITY CHALLENGE
The UAE is the fourth largest carbon emitter in the world. CNN's Rima Maktabi, Leone Lakhani and Nick Glass meet in the capital city, Abu Dhabi, to see where efforts are being made to cut the carbon.

Leone goes on patrol with city's police force on their fleet of electric scooters while Rima takes a ride in a natural gas taxi. She drives over architect Zaha Hadid's Sheikh Zayed Bridge, constructed out of a green cement made by recycling waste products. Nick heads to Dubai to see how the world's tallest building - Burj Khalifa - has gone green.

He then goes to the neighbouring Emirate of Al Ain to visit the site of the most sustainable building in the country - Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center - where they are digging deep to keep cool. The team reconvene in the region's most ambitious carbon cutting project - Masdar City - a high tech green hub which aims to house 40,000 people living sustainably by 2030.

RIO +20
The programme is headed to Rio+20 'Earth Summit' in July. Nick explores the Kyoto Protocol from its source at the 1992 'Earth Summit' in Rio and speaks to experts about the position of the UAE in the negotiations.

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