Wikimedians for Sustainable Development/Climate translation project

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 translatorEdit

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 extensionEdit

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 participantsEdit

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 languageEdit

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 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 doneEdit

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 WikipedianEdit

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 improvementEdit

Interested Wikipedians and translatorsEdit