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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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The coming revolution - world economic and social situation 2011
Nothing short of a technological revolution on the scale of the first industrial revolution will be required to meet the challenge of sustainable development. That's the conclusion of latest annual - World Economic and Social Survey released this week by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA).

To meet both the objectives of conquering poverty and protecting the environment, the World Economic and Social Survey 2011 calls for a complete transformation of technology on which human economic activity is based.

The report calls for $1.9 trillion per year over the next 40 years for incremental investments in green technologies. At least $1.1 trillion of that will need to be made in developing countries to meet increasing food and energy demands.

'This report shows how important technological progress will be for ensuring a future that benefits everyone while protecting our planet,' said Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General of UN-DESA and Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development - the Rio+20 Conference that will take place in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.

Because of the limited time frame, Governments will need to play a much more active and stimulating role to accelerate the green energy transformation. To meet this challenge, a revitalization of industrial development efforts, especially in the developing countries, is needed.

Source: GLOBE-Net, Environmental Expert
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