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


World needs green overhaul comparable to Industrial Revolution
?The World Economic and Social Survey 2011: The Great Green Technological Transformation,? published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), says major investments will be needed worldwide to develop and scale up clean-energy technologies, sustainable farming and forestry techniques, climate-proofing of infrastructure, and technologies reducing non-biodegradable waste production.

The required transformation will need to be as wide-reaching and dramatic as the first industrial revolution, the report says. The investment required into green technologies will be some $1.9 trillion per year over the next 40 years, with more than half of that having to go to developing countries.

?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, often referred to as Rio+20, to take place in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ?For the required technological revolution to be successful, the report finds that it must occur within a limited timeframe ? sooner rather than later ? because of growing ecological pressures.?

To bring about the necessary technological progress and adaptation, the report says, governments both nationally and through intensified international cooperation must play a central role.

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