Sustainable development can be defined as the challenge of meeting human needs

Sustainable development can be defined as the challenge of meeting human needs for natural resources, industrial products, energy, food, transportation, shelter and effective waste management while conserving and protecting environmental quality and the natural resource base essential for future development.

Based on this definition, write an essay that answers the following questions:

1/ Do engineers have a moral duty to design sustainable technologies, as opposed to non-sustainable technologies? Explain.

2/ How might this duty extend to global engineering practice? Explain.

3/Which ethical theory (i.e. respect for persons, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, or elements of principlism) that we discussed in class would tend to support this duty? Explain by making an argument for your answer. Use only one theory, the best fit for this case in your judgment.

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