Facultyof EngineeringDr. Kaimin Shih The University of Hong Kong 1st Semester, 2010-2011 ENGG1006: Engineering for Sustainable Development Topic 1: Environmental Sustainability [Office Hours: Sep. 7, 14, 21, and October 05 (Tuesdays) 5-7pm, Haking Wong Building Rm.6-30] When you have completed studying the course materials of this topic, you should be able to answer the following questions : Definition of “sustainable development”? Why “development” and “sustainability” need each other? What are the three basic considerations for “sustainable development”? What is “The Brundtland Commission” and what are the two key concepts there? Provide the trends of “carbon emission” & “carbon intensity” of China, and explain why. What are the key concept(s) that the movie “An Inconvenient Truth” is trying to educate the public? What are the three basic components of abiotic environment?
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