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Arabic dictionary of environmental terms presented at COP28 – News

Members of the Arabic Language Youth Council during a roundtable at COP28. —Wam

Published: Friday, December 8, 2023, 8:52 p.m.

The Arabic Language Youth Council released the “Arabic Dictionary of Environmental Terms” and delved into the concept of sustainability in Arab culture during the event “Sustainability in Arab Culture.” The event took place as part of the COP28 conference hosted by the United Arab Emirates until December 12.

Beginning with a video segment illustrating the historical roots of environmental sustainability in Arab culture, the event emphasized contemporary interest in sustainability in several Arab nations, particularly the United Arab Emirates, which have initiated numerous sustainable projects and startups. Alternative energy.

The event featured a roundtable discussion led by young council members. They explored the enduring sustainability of Arab culture over thousands of years, highlighting the importance of family ties characteristic of Arab culture. Discussions covered the relationship between biodiversity and linguistic diversity, endangered languages ​​identified by UNESCO and the concept of linguistic resilience. The impact of climate change on dialects was also explored.

The event culminated in the launch of the “Arabic Dictionary of Environmental Terms”, a collaborative effort between the Arabic Language Youth Council, the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency and the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre. This dictionary is intended to serve as a scientific and linguistic reference for environmental terms in English and Arabic. The first chapter, which focuses on “Environmental Quality Terms”, has been published and work is underway to complete subsequent chapters.

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