Environmental Translation: How Translation Can Contribute to Sustainable Development

Environmental Translation: How Translation Can Contribute to Sustainable Development

Can translators help to improve our environment?

The world is facing an environmental crisis. Climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, deforestation, ecosystem degradation, and natural resource depletion are some of the consequences of human activity. Tackling the global environmental crisis requires individual and collective efforts across different sectors and levels of society to protect future generations. Environmental translation is essential to introduce new regulations and to create campaigns in a globalized world.

What is environmental translation?

Environmental translation refers to the translation of environmental or scientific documents from one language into another. Some of these documents include policies, regulations, laws, assessments, sustainability reports, agreements, plans, articles and educational materials. There are several purposes for environmental translation or interpretation. This type of language conversion can be used to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and to address environmental issues on a global scale.

What to look for in an environmental translator?

Professional environmental translators are linguists who specialize in translating documents related to the environment. Environmental translation involves complex concepts, technical terminology, and specific jargon that may not be easily understood by those without expertise in the field. Translators must be familiar with specific areas of environmental science, such as climate change, sustainability, ecology, renewable energy, conservation, waste management, etc.

Environmental translators and interpreters must be fluent in both the source and target languages. But, also have an extensive knowledge of environmental vocabulary and concepts. They must be familiar with specialized dictionaries, glossaries and terminology databases to ensure consistency in translations. They must also keep abreast of new developments, trends and terminology in the field. In addition, it is normal for some of these translators to need human input from time to time from professionals with a background in environmental issues such as scientists, policymakers, and activists to produce accurate environmental translations.

Why do we need environmental translators today?

Governments, organizations, and companies need the help of environmental translators because they can collaborate on environmental issues by translating legal documents into multiple languages, ensuring that all parties understand their rights, obligations, and commitments. Environmental translation can be useful in combating the environmental crisis. These documents provide information and promote sustainable behaviour, collaboration, and action on environmental issues beyond linguistic and cultural boundaries. It can also play an important role in educating the public, which is crucial to driving change.

LingoStar translation services: what projects can we help you with?

There are many contexts in which environmental translation or interpreting may be required, including academia, policy and legislation, research and scientific communication, corporate sustainability, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and advocacy groups, as well as international conferences and events.

At LingoStar, we have worked on environmental translation projects that have contributed in some way to sustainable development such as translating technical documentation for Canadian fisheries and sustainable fish farming. We are committed to contributing to society by spreading knowledge about sustainability and reducing our environmental impact across different languages and cultures.

Environmental translation services for a global call to action

In times of crisis, it is good to have professionals you can rely on. In the current environmental crisis facing the world, LingoStar’s professional environmental translators can help you translate environmental documents. Contact us today at 604-629-8420 or send us an email to info@lingo-star.com.

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