Environmental politics and environmental policy

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by MissyR, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. MissyR New Member

    USA
    English, USA
    Hello all,
    I am looking to translate the terms "environmental politics" and "environmental policy." I am writing an email to the coordinator of a study-abroad program in Senegal. I currently study in the US.

    My course of study is called "Environmental Politics and Policy." Here, "environmental policy" refers to specific laws, court cases, and rules that governments have enacted relating to the environment. "Environmental politics" is more general; it includes the political struggle over the shape of environmental policy and over who gets access to natural resources.

    Is there any accepted way to indicate these two fields of study in French?

    [[In US academia, "environmental policy" falls under the public policy category, while "environmental politics" is part of political science.]]

    Thanks,
    Missy
     
  2. joEmon

    joEmon Senior Member

    isle of CORSICA
    Corsu, français (France Sud)
    hi
    environmental politics could be translated by
    "politique [gouvernementale] de l'environnement"

    environmental policy by
    "stratégies d'actions de protection de l'environnement"

    I hope that helps you
    in french we use also rather often écologie instead environnement
     
  3. 1amateurdechopin Senior Member

    Polish, English
    Would écologie be better than environnement in this case as well?

    Un jour, je voudrais travailler dans le domaine d'écologie/d'environnement.
     
  4. 1amateurdechopin Senior Member

    Polish, English
    No one has any suggestions regarding the appropriateness of "le domaine d'écologie" versus "le domaine d'environnement"? It seems to me that the first option would be better. :confused: Please advise. Merci.
     
  5. Incommef New Member

    French
    The second option seems better to me. "ecologie" is more about politic
     
  6. iuytr

    iuytr Senior Member

    Bordeaux
    french
    Le domaine de l'environnement and not le domaine d'environnement.
    Ecologie refers to politics or to science. People working for a natural park or as a river guard will use environnement and not ecologie.
     
  7. 1amateurdechopin Senior Member

    Polish, English
    Ah, d'accord. Merci bien pour les explications!
     

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