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Development and sustainability
"Life is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, liberty and a little flower!" (H. Chr. Andersen)
Since the publication of "The Limits to Growth", the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development have radically transformed political discourse. Today, these concepts underpin the objectives of organizations and initiatives active in such diverse fields as international cooperation, development, education and the Green Economy. Sustainability has become the benchmark against which the success and failure of policy is measured.
  The language of sustainability changes at a pace that is matched in few areas of international cooperation. TEXTPRAXIS tracks the development of terminology in both public and scholarly discourses.

We translate and edit texts written in German and English:

·Reports, books, articles, lectures, studies, discussion papers and more
·for political institutions, international organizations, NGOs, research institutes, foundations, and stakeholders in international development, and the publishing industry

The following publications are examples of our previous work. We are always keen to explore new areas within this field.

Against My Will Against My Will. Defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality. State of World Population Report 2020, United Nations Population Fund UNFPA (translated into the German language). Online in English and German (short version).

Unfinished Business Unfinished Business. The pursuit of rights and choices for all. State of World Population Report 2019, United Nations Population Fund UNFPA (translated into the German language). Online in English only.

Weltbevoelkerungsbericht 2015 Shelter From The Storm. A transformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world. State of World Population Report 2015, United Nations Population Fund UNFPA. (Translated into the German language)

Weltbevoelkerungsbericht 2014 The Power of 1.8 Billion – Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future. State of World Population Report 2014, United Nations Population Fund UNFPA. (Translated into the German language)

Healing Architecture Christine Nickel-Weller, Hans Nickl: Healing Architecture. Braun Publishing, Salenstein 2013. A bilingual book on the latest trend of "Healing Architecture" in cities. How do the city, the society and their hospitals influence each other – in former times, nowadays and in the future? How can architecture contribute to healing and recovery? And how do our surroundings – both built and unbuilt – influence our prospects of staying healthy? Including an article on the spectacular and innovative KhooTeckPuat Hospital in Singapur (Translation into the German language).

Global Sustainability  Global Sustainability – A Nobel Cause, H.-J. Schellnhuber et al. (Ed.), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Cambridge University Press 2010. (Editing, and overall production in the English language).

Sieben Milliarden People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion. State of World Population Report 2011, United Nations Population Fund UNFPA 2011. (Translated into the German language)

Urbanisierung Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth. State of World Population Report 2007, United Nations Population Fund UNFPA. (Translated into the German language)

Take a deeper look Take a deeper look. The holistic approach to sustainable urban development. SymbioCity, Stockholm, n.y. (Translation into the German language). The German translation is currently not available online. The original document is available here.

 G8 International Parliamentarians' Conference on Population & Sustainable Development, Statement on Global Health, Climate Change & Food Security, (2008) Tokio, Japan. (Translation into the German language)

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