Wikimedians for Sustainable Development/Climate translation project

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The climate translation project is a Wikipedia article translation project by the Wikimedians for Sustainable Development, a Wikimedia user group, and Climate Cardinals, a climate activist group. The project aims at translating climate-related Wikipedia articles.

How to participate as a translator[edit]

short introductory video for the Wikipedia Content Translation tool
Wikipedia Content Translation tool video tutorial

You can participate as a translator without any previous Wikipedia editing experience! Just follow these simple steps:

1. Create a Wikipedia account and enable the Content Translation extension[edit]

First, you need to create a Wikipedia account from a desktop computer by clicking on the button in the top right corner (choose any username you like) and then enabling the Content Translation extension. We also recommend enabling the email functionality.

2. Add your name to list of participants[edit]

Next, please add your username by clicking on 'Edit' above and adding your username to the "Interested Wikipedians and translators" list at the bottom of the page. Don't worry, you can't break anything – any edit on a wiki page can be undone.

3. Choose an article that is still missing in your language[edit]

Now, let's choose an article to translate into your language. Below is a list of articles in English that are 'ready' to be translated into your language. We will continue adding new articles to this list.

The list below shows in which languages these articles already exist. It's not meant to be a list of languages where they are needed, in fact they might be even more needed (and probably missing) in other languages.

Article ar az be bg bn ca da de el en es et eu fa fi fr he hi hr hu hy it ja ka mk ms nl no or pa pl pt ro ru sq sr sv tr tt uk zh Σ
Wikidata st.
1 An Inconvenient Truth + - - + - + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + + + - - + + - - + + + + - - + + - - + 28 Q204670 33 +
2 global warming + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 41 Q7942 18 +
3 climate change feedback + - - - - - - - - + + - - + + + - - - - - - - - - - - + - - - - - - - - + - - - + 9 Q952151 3 +
4 climate change in Africa + - - - - - - + - + + - - - - + - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - + + - - - + 9 Q5133466 5 +
5 climate change in Middle East and North Africa + - - - - - - + - + + - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5 Q85752885 3
6 climate of India + - - - + - - - - + + - - - - + - + - + - + - - - - + - - - - + - + - - - - - - + 12 Q2091594 5 +
7 climate sensitivity + - - - - + + + + + + - - + + + - - - - - + + - - + + + - - + + - - - + + - - + + 21 Q521783 4 +
8 deforestation + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + - + + + - + + + + + + + + + - + + 37 Q169940 12 +
9 food waste + - - - + + + + - + + + - + + + + - + + + + + - + + + + - - + + - + - + + + - + + 29 Q18919 5 +
10 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change + + + + - + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + - + + + - + + + + + - + + + - + + 35 Q171183 16 +
11 marine habitats + - - - - - + - - + - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - + - + - - - - - - - - - + - - - 7 Q6764288 5 +
12 retreat of glaciers since 1850 + - - - - + + + - + + - - + - + - - + + - + + - - - + - - - - + - + - - - - - + + 17 Q903816 4 +
13 sea level rise + + - - + + + + + + + - + + + + + + + + - + + + + + + - - - + + + + - - + + - + + 31 Q841083 10 +
14 seaweed farming + + - - - - + - - + - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - + + - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7 Q7442281 5 +
15 Shared Socioeconomic Pathways + - - - - - + + - + + - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - + 7 Q84021487 2
16 smallholding - - - - - - - + - + - - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - + - - - - - - - - - - + 5 Q15975450 5
17 Sustainable Development Goal 11 + - - - - - - - - + + - + - - + - - - - - + - - + + - - - - - - + - - - - - - - - 9 Q53581228 7 +
18 Sustainable Development Goal 17 + - - - - - - - - + + - + - - + - - - - - - - - + + - - - - - - + - - - - - - - - 8 Q53581254 6 +
19 Sustainable Development Goal 5 + - - - + + - - - + + - + + - + - - - - - - - - + + - - - - - + + - - - - - - - - 12 Q53581210 7 +
20 Sustainable Development Goal 6 + - - - - + - - - + + - + - - + + - - - - - - - + + - - - - - - + - - - - - - + - 11 Q48741129 8 +
21 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change + + - + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + + + - + + + - + + + - + - + + + - + + 34 Q208645 11 +
Σ → Autolist→ gallery→ timeline 20 6 3 5 7 11 12 13 7 21 18 7 10 12 9 19 8 6 7 9 4 11 9 6 7 12 11 10 1 5 8 11 9 9 2 7 10 8 1 9 14 374 avg: 18\9\43% 174 Wikimedia Commons


Attention:

  • The task is to only translate the introduction (the part above the table of contents)!
  • Before you start, make sure that the article doesn't already exist in your language!

4. Translate away![edit]

As Wikipedians say: 'Be Bold'! You can't break anything. Full documentation of the Content Translation feature is available here.

5. Let us know once you're done[edit]

Once you're done, let us know by adding the name of the article and your language here:

Need help?[edit]

Any questions? Want someone to walk you through your first steps? Experienced Wikipedia volunteers are here to help! You can contact us in the following ways:

How to participate as a Wikipedian[edit]

Participate as a Wikipedian!

As a Wikipedian, you can participate in the following ways:

  • translate (see above)
  • review translations listed in the 'let us know once you're done' section above
  • help offer Wikipedia training to translators by adding your contact details to the 'need help' section above
  • approach small Wikipedia communities and invite them to participate as well
  • improve the lead sections (the introduction) of any of the following articles and add them to the 'choose an article that is still missing in your language' section above so that the lead section is a (1) readable (for an international audience), (2) up-to-date, (3) well-referenced, and (4) complete (from an international perspective) summary of the article.

Lead needs improvement[edit]

Interested Wikipedians and translators[edit]