Sustainable Development and the Future Lecture Series: Lv Pei-Ming : Sustainable Development: Connotation, Evolution and Practice in China

Course times & venues

Time: 02 March 2023 (Thursday) 19:00-20:35
Venue: Staircase 4, Rui'an Building, Siping Campus

Course Description

Sustainable Development: Connotation, Evolution and Practice in China

Sustainable Development is a new concept introduced in the 1980s as a response to the world's growing social and environmental problems as opposed to traditional development models, and is an important symbol of the deepening of human understanding of development.

17 United Nations Development Goals

The concept of sustainable development was first articulated by the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987 in the report Our Common Future. According to the report, sustainable development means meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of future generations. In the face of the social and climatic problems caused by population growth, how can we balance the relationship between human society and nature at the macro level and what concrete actions should be taken to seek a development model that meets the needs of the present without jeopardising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

 Sustainable development means achieving development in the right areas while respecting both nature and human beings. It is about achieving economic goals as well as social responsibility and environmental protection. Following the path of sustainable development is an inevitable choice for China. Since the publication of China's Agenda 21, the overall strategy, countermeasures and action plans for the implementation of sustainable development in China have been clearly set out. To this day, the practice of sustainable development in China remains at the forefront of our mission.

Lecture Speaker:

Prof. Lv Pei-Ming
Executive Vice President, Tongji University

Education Background

Sept. 1985-July 1989          B.E in English for Science and Technology from Shanghai University of Science and Technology

Sept. 1995-Feb. 1998         M.A. in English Language Studies from Shanghai International Studies University

Working Experience

Jan. 2021- Executive Vice PresidentTongji University

Aug. 2014-Dec. 2020 Vice President, Tongji University (Aug. 2017-July 2019 Vice Mayor, Weinan City, Shaanxi Province)

Feb. 2011-Aug. 2014   Professor and Director of Human Resources Department, Tongji University

July 2006- Feb. 2011   Deputy Dean and Associate Professor, School of Foreign Languages, Tongji University

Feb. 2004-July 2006    Consul for Education, the General Consulate of P.R. China in Houston, Texas, USA

Nov. 2000-Jan. 2004    Deputy Director and Associate Professor, International Exchange and Cooperation Office, Tongji University

Aug. 1996-Oct. 2000   Lecturer, English Department, Tongji University

July 1989-July 1996     Lecturer of English, Shanghai Institute of Building Materials (later merged into Tongji University)

Research Interest

Intercultural Communication; Translation Studies; University Management