For Media

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.

Information

European Economic and Social Committee bold position for Rio+20
Check the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) position on the preparation of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). There you find a strong position on many issues related to the Conference, such as this one on consumption:

?Unsustainable consumption and production patterns must be phased out, using a broad range
of policy instruments, including regulatory measures, fiscal policy tools, green and social
public procurement, the phasing-out of environmentally harmful subsidies, research on eco-
innovation, the internalisation of environmental costs and other market-based incentives,
while at the same time promoting sustainable life-styles and the active involvement of
consumers in the transition. Adoption of a 10-year work programme on sustainable
consumption and production in Rio.?

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2luXyFAsz31YjdkZGY5MWYtNzUyYi00NDZkLTllOTEtODE5Mjg1MTU0MTk5/edit
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