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1 Environmental Thesaurus/Terminology Workshop United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Environment House Geneva, Switzerland; April 2004 Multilingual considerations

2 Division of Early Warning and Assessment Multilingual Considerations – the third dimension

3 Division of Early Warning and Assessment GEMET example BAQ: ingurugiro-datu; ingurugiroari buruzko datu BUL: Екологични данни DAN: miljødata DUT: milieugegevens USA: environmental data FIN: ympäristöä koskevat tiedot FRE: donnée environnementale GER: Umweltdaten GRE: περιβαλλοντικά στοιχεία (δεδομένα) UK Term = environmental data

4 Division of Early Warning and Assessment HUN: környezeti adatok ITA: dati sull'ambiente NOR: miljødata POR: dados ambientais RUS: данные о состоянии окружающей среды SLO: environmentálna informácia SLV: podatki o okolju SPA: datos ambientales SVE: miljödata Definition: Information concerning the state or condition of the environment. (Source: RRDA) GEMET example

5 Division of Early Warning and Assessment Expanding language coverage Flat file e.g. spreadsheet or database table with base terms and definitions in English Other language equivalent for Term Definitions(s) Source(s) of definitions (s) Translating/vetting authority

6 Division of Early Warning and Assessment Expanding language coverage International partners (UN, EU, other) and national partners (e.g. Infoterra focal points) populating and maintaining the glossary Web service – public site providing access to this multilingual glossary


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