Sachs’ optimistic climate message (in 7 languages)

January 8, 2008 at 4:18 am | Posted in Chinese, Climate change, CommentIsFree, Czech, English, French, German, Global, Guardian Unlimited, Hope, Jeffrey Sachs, Languages, Local, Multilingual, Optimism, Project Syndicate, Russian, Sachs, Spanish | Leave a comment

Project Syndicate is a wonderful resource for spreading expertise worldwide, making global perspectives and international insights from key thought leaders available in multiple languages to many local audiences. It is able to combine the best of global with the benefits of local in a powerful way.

On Boxing Day in Britain, 26 December 2007, in its Comment Is Free column, the Guardian Unlimited ran an opinion piece by Jeffrey Sachs that was written in cooperation with Project Syndicate. I am returning to his views now to highlight reasons for optimism as progress is embraced rather than blocked on this crucial topic:

New hope on climate change

While no commitment was made to specific action at the Bali summit, 190 countries did agree on a sensible and achievable plan

December 26, 2007 9:00 AM | Printable version

Wild daffodils at Virginia Water in Windsor Great Park 5 April 2007

This assessment of the Bali talks by Jeffrey Sachs has already appeared in several newspapers around the world, and its links to multilingual versions help spread a theme of Hope for dealing with climate change beyond those of us who are limited to the English language.

A daffodil is also a symbol of hope. You could say the confident daffodils that burst forth on Peanut Roundabout encouraged me to post this today đŸ˜‰

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