NSU Sustainability, Ethics, and the Environment Winter Symposium 2024

NSU Sustainability, Ethics, and the Environment Winter Symposium 2024

10-12 January 2024, Umeå, Sweden

Umeå University

Funded by NordPlus, UTRI, and Umeå University.


Wednesday 10th January

VENUE: Umeå University, Humanities Building, Room: HUM.D.220
Map: https://link.mazemap.com/CUgUH0B6

19:00-21:00 Pre-event: panel discussion “Ethics and Sustainability – The Crucial Questions” & social gathering (Moderator: Niclas Lindström, Umeå University)

  • Panellists: Kalle Grill (Umeå University), Lars Samuelsson (Umeå University), Joakim Sandberg (University of Gothenburg), Anna Wienhues (University of Oslo)

Thursday 11th January

VENUE: Umeå University, Teacher Education Building, Room: LÄR.B.230
Map: https://link.mazemap.com/SD65W9y7

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-9:45 Opening remarks

9:45-10:45 Session 1 (Chair: Mikko Puumala)

  • Kalle Grill (Umeå University) Sustainability – Needs and Values
  • Martin Marchman Andersen (University of Southern Denmark) Is public health sustainable?
  • Simon Kräuchi (University of Fribourg) When should soft adaptation limits be transformed? The ethics of governing structural transformation to expand climate adaptation possibilities

11:00-12:00 Session 2 (Chair: Anne Sauka)

  • Matheus Yuhlung (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi) Arguing from First Principles: A Preliminary Reading of Arne Naess’ Formal Deep Ecology
  • Leo Catana (University of Copenhagen)The Absence of Land in Modern, Aristotelian, Environmental Virtue Ethics
  • Espen Dyrnes Stabell (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences) Impractical ethics? Joseph Heath’s critique of traditional environmental ethics

12:00-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:00 Keynote lecture (Chair: Linnea Luuppala)

  • Anna Deplazes Zemp (University of Zürich) Sustainability and Human-Nature Relationships

14:00-14:30 Coffee break

14:30-15:30 Session 3 (Chair: Lars Samuelsson)

  • Jenna Aarnio (University of Turku) Human emotions and the issue of wild animal suffering
  • Katariina Hynninen (London School of Economics and Political Science) Expanding the Concept of World Heritage: Animal Cultures Should Be Protected as Cultural Heritage
  • Eliza Nobles (University of Gothenburg) Evaluating Biodiversity Metrics: An Ethical Perspective on Ecological Values

15:45-18:00 Networking Session & Celebrating the Official Launch of Nordic Environmental Ethics Network

18:00 onwards Conference Dinner @ the symposium venue

Friday 12th January

VENUE: Umeå University, University Management Building, Room: Triple Helix
Map: https://link.mazemap.com/pfwvdLWu

9:00-10:00 Session 4 (Chair: Linnea Luuppala)

  • Gabriel Vidal (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile) Sustainability and philosophy of waste
  • Anna Wienhues (University of Oslo)Sustainability and Habitat Rights
  • Teea Kortetmäki (University of Jyväskylä)How many-dimensional can multispecies sustainability be?

10:15-11:15 Session 5 (Chair: Mikko Puumala)

  • Olle Torpman (Institute for Futures Studies) Climate Change, Compliance, and Emissions Egalitarianism
  • Helena Siipi (University of Turku) Climate nudges and the risk of slippery slopes
  • Sukanya Shukla (Dublin City University) Trustworthiness in Environmental Nudging

11:30-12:10 Session 6 (Chair: Mikko Puumala)

  • Una Sólrún Placed experiences and aesthetic understandings
  • Laura Fumagalli (Univ. Augsburg & München) On the object of nature aesthetics

12:10-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:00 Keynote lecture (Chair: Lars Samuelsson)

  • Henrik Thorén (Lund University) The kaleidoscope and the nesting doll: a re-examination of resilience as a thick concept

14:00-14:30 Coffee break

14:30-15:30 Session 7 (Chair: Linnea Luuppala)

  • Franlu Vulliermet (University of Antwerp) Individuals, Personal Identity, and the Environment
  • Tiia Sudenkaarne (University of Helsinki)A Queer Feminist Posthuman Framework for Ethics: Thinking with Antimicrobial Resistance, Climate Emergency, and Microbes
  • Juulia Tikkanen (University of Lapland) To grow or to degrow? Discourse analysis on tourism degrowth and socio-ecological justice in the futures of Arctic tourism

15:40-16:20 Session 8 (Chair: Anne Sauka)

  • Mattias Gunnemyr (University of Gothenburg) Shareholder Complicity
  • Laura Puumala (University of Turku) The Nature of Environmental Warfare

16:20-16:30 Ending remarks

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