293766201 - Environmental Dimension What are the...

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Environmental Dimension • What are the responsibilities of engineers with regard to the environmental protection? • Should environmental degradation, which is not involving dangers to human health, be a matter of professional ethics or personal ethics? • Discuss the “Limiting Growth” and “Unlimited Growth” environmental views • How can engineers ensure economic growth is sustainable?
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Environmental Dimension • Environmental Protection – Is an essential to pursue a sustainable future • Environmental Awareness … Is to recognize the need for environmental protection in our daily life
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Environmental Dimension “Environmental management should become, where it is not already the case, one of the highest management priorities of business”. World Business Council for Sustainable Development, 1996. “Trade and Environment : a Business Perspective”
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Environmental Dimension “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Environmental Dimension 1980s and 1990s • cost leadership • differentiation • quality & customers’ satisfaction 21 st Century • long-term cost leadership • differentiation in favour of green products and practices satisfaction • environmental performance of cities, firms, products or services
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Environmental Issues Sustainable Development is often defined as: “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” World Commission on Economic Development. (1987). Our Common Future. England : Oxford University Press.
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