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Sustainability and environmental translation with Abigail Dahlberg​

20. November 2021 - 17:00 - 19:00 CET


Join the ITI German Network for a two-part webinar series on sustainability and environmental translation.

The first webinar, with Abigail Dahlberg, will primarily be aimed at people working into English, and the second, with Nicole König, at people working into German, but there will be content in both that will be relevant for people working in the other direction. You can choose to register for one or both of the webinars. If you have any questions, please email

Webinar 1: 

Translating Sustainability

Speaker: Abigail Dahlberg

20 November, 4 p.m. GMT

Sustainability is a buzzword that is thrown around a lot nowadays. But what does it really mean? What kind of opportunities exist to work more in this growing field? And what pitfalls do we need to be aware of when translating?

In the first half of this two-part session, you will learn more about the nitty gritty of sustainability issues, with a special focus on sustainability reporting. We’ll delve into the latest trends in reporting and how businesses are communicating their efforts to strike a balance between people, planet and profits.

The second part will be a hands-on workshop. We’ll spend some time looking at the conundrums facing translators working from German into English based on real-world projects. You’ll be sent texts ahead of time to review, should you prefer to work ahead. We’ll wrap up the session in plenty of time for Q&A.


Abigail Dahlberg is a German-English translator and copywriter specializing in environmental issues, primarily recycling and waste management. After completing an MA in Translation and Interpreting at Heriot-Watt University in 2001, she worked as a staff translator in Germany before moving across the pond to Kansas City and launching a freelance business in 2005. Over the past 15 years, she has helped dozens of direct clients in Germany, Austria and Switzerland communicate with an English-speaking audience via her business, Greener Words. You can reach Abigail by emailing her at or visiting



20. November 2021
17:00 - 19:00 CET


ITI German network

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