Environmental protection and nature conservation topics are not as new as you might think.
Even in ancient Rome, people complained about air pollution, the paving of lakeshores and the exploitation of resources in mining.
For a long time, however, nature conservation was purely concerned with preserving resources for wealthy citizens. In England, for example, forests were declared forbidden zones in order to protect the nobility's hunting activities from poachers. The wood needed for shipbuilding was also protected from unauthorized access by many rulers.
The modern protection of nature and the environment was first mentioned in a New York newspaper in 1899, because even then people were already aware that the air should not be too polluted with coal dust and that various areas of land were particularly worthy of protection.
Today, environmental policies and nature conservation are an integral part of the social picture in many countries and play a role in construction projects as well as in the production of food and other goods. Globalisation offers many opportunities, but also presents challenges, because polluted air and water do not stop at national borders.
Appreciative communication across national borders and on all continents is an important tool, because education and information are the basis for change.
Translations take environmental and nature conservation beyond national borders
The EU's environmental policy pursues various objectives and, above all, promotes cooperation at all levels. As early as 1972, government representatives of individual countries met to agree on the first common tasks of a European environmental policy. In border regions, decisions and construction measures often have a direct impact on the neighbouring country, but problems in countries far away can also have an impact on the whole of humanity.
Chernobyl or Fukushima are just two well-known examples here of a global challenge that is far from being taken up equally by every country.
Information is crucial for nature conservation and the environmental policies of individual countries affect all people equally.
Smooth and respectful communication is internationally regarded as an important basis for making important decisions and professional translators make an important contribution to further develop this basis.
Informative brochures and flyers in various languages help to provide awareness in all societies.
At the same time, contracts with rights and obligations for all help to maintain the standards and support the development of new steps.
Translation agencies accompany the negotiations at round tables, and translators with legal experience also ensure that environmental protection zones are established and respected in contract law with well-founded specialist translations.