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Does anybody know how many sign and language interpreters will be at Rio +20 in June 2012??? Of the total, how many are based in Brazil? I'm curious to see what the carbon footprint for interpreters is at this meeting. One would hope that the UN would be working to reduce that footprint --especially since it is an environmental event --by hiring locally to the greatest extent possible.

asked 12 May '12, 06:38

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The sad reality is that , unfortunately, there is a shortage of skilled interpreters in the various mother languages of the attending delegates. I do agree with you that as much local employment should be used as possible both for the reasons stated above and for the good of the local economy.

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