Course times & venues
Time: 02 March 2023 (Thursday) 19:00-20:35
Venue: Staircase 4, Rui'an Building, Siping Campus
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.
Prof. Lv Pei-Ming
Executive Vice President, Tongji University
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
Jan. 2021- Executive Vice President，Tongji 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)
Intercultural Communication; Translation Studies; University Management