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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: 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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US$1.9 Trillion Needed Annually to Avert ?Major Planetary Collapse?
A new UN report conducted by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs has called for investments of US$1.9 trillion annually over the next 40 years in green technologies in order to create a ?fundamental technological overhaul of production processes worldwide? and avoid ?a major planetary collapse.?

The World Economic and Social Survey 2011: The Great Green Technological Transformation argued that the current economic growth pathways were unsustainable and thus new investments in the ?green economy? were needed to ?ensure environmental sustainability and reverse ecological destruction.?

At least US$1.1 trillion of the US$1.9 trillion suggested by the report will be needed in developing countries so as to meet increasing food and energy demands.

Clean energy technologies, sustainable farming and forestry techniques, climate proofing of infrastructure, and technologies reducing non-biological degradable waste production, are just some of the areas whereby investment was needed in the developing countries.

The report has been seen as a pre-cursor to the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development, known as the Rio+20 Conference that will take place on June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General of UN-DESA and Secretary-General of the Rio+20 Conference told reporters, ?this report shows how important technological progress will be for ensuring a future that benefits everyone while protecting our planet.

Source: EconomyWatch.com
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