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Engineers for a Sustainable World CEE 492 Francis Vanek, Park Doing In coordination with ESW-Cornell 1st General Body Meeting - 9/11 - 4:30 - location?
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“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” -World Commission on Environmental Development, 1987 Three important Goals (From Vanek/Abright p. 26: Protection of the environment Rights of poor countries to improve the well-being of their citizens Rights of future generations -From moral philosophy - how to adjudicate rights in conflict?
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Three Important Aspects of Sustainability: Environmental Sustainability Managing the effects of human activity so they do not permanently harm the natural environment Economic Sustainability Managing the financial transactions associated with human activities so they can be sustained over the long term without incurring unacceptable human hardship Social/Cultural Sustainability Allowing human activity to proceed in such a way that social relationships between
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