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

Building alliances to promote Green Jobs in the UK
With unemployment at a 17-year high, the Alliance demands that the government promotes low- carbon jobs and addresses gaps in training and green skills to enable this transition.

The Alliance has put together a manifesto calls for the involvement of local authorities, employers, unions, student groups and other civil society organizations to tackle this gap in skills.

It also outlines a set of principles that govern a low-carbon strategy:

-Equality ? ensure access to job opportunities for all

-Fair and decent jobs ? fair wages, decent work conditions, rights to health and safety and trade union recognition

-Coordination and coherence ? long-term approach in training and policies

-Communication and engagement ? promote inclusiveness and training through alliances

-A just transition ? consult workers and communities on opportunities and threats to employment, providing training for the transition to a low-carbon economy.
More info on this initiative and the manifesto:
http://www.ucu.org.uk/media/pdf/p/i/Green_skills_manifesto.pdf
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