Nordic Environmental Ethics Winter Symposium 2023

Nordic Environmental Ethics Winter Symposium 2023

Nordic Environmental Ethics NSU Winter Symposium 2023

30 & 31 March 2023, Trondheim, Norway

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

The Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letter

Elvegata 17, 7012 Trondheim


Thursday 30th March

9:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:15 Opening Ceremony

10:15-11:30 Session 1 (Chair: Mikko Puumala)

  • Ivo Wallimann-Helmer: Complex Climate Responsibilities for Justice in Food Security
  • May Thorseth & Hilde Bjørkhaug: How can good animal welfare be achieved in a sustainable food system?
  • Teea Kortetmäki: Just transition to low-carbon food systems: minimum and negotiable conditions

11:30-12:45 Lunch

12:45-13:30 Keynote lecture: Food ethics (Chair: Teea Kortetmäki)

  •  Per Sandin: Plant Breeding, Nature, and Focal Practices

13:30-14:00 Coffee break

14:00-15:15 Session 2 (Chair: May Thorseth)

  • Manuel Hempel: Normative considerations on individual responsibility in the co-production of seasonal forecast for the Norwegian agriculture sector
  • Espen Dyrnes Stabell: Normative Uncertainty and Environmental Ethics
  • Mikko Puumala: Ordinary Morality and Demandingness of Climate Action

15:30-16:20 Session 3 (Chair: Hilde Bjørkhaug)

  • Arwen Meereboer: Haunted houses; material agency and living in ruins
  • Anders Melin: Why Should We Protect Urban Biodiversity? A Critical Analysis of Ethical Arguments

16:30-17:30 Networking session (Chair: Mikko Puumala)

19:00 – 21:15 Conference Dinner

Friday 31st March

9:15-10:05 Session 4 (Chair: Mikko Puumala)

  • Tobias Alexius: The nature and value of nature
  • Anna Wienhues: Interspecies Justice in Conservation: Towards a Theory of Burden-Sharing

10:15-11:30 Session 5 (Chair: Teea Kortetmäki)

  • Anne Sauka: Build the Fire in the Stream: Baltic Traditional Knowledges for Future Ethicalities
  • Hannah Winther: Artifishial: CRISPR-salmon and the naturalness debate
  • Simon Meisch: Water Peace – Reconceptualising Water Security

11:30-12:45 Lunch

12:45-13:30 Keynote lecture: Water Ethics (Chair: May Thorseth)

  • Tetiana Gardashuk: Water as a Value, Weapon, and Victim: The Ukrainian Context

13:30-14:00 Coffee break

14:00-14:50 Session 6 (Chair: Hilde Bjørkhaug)

  • Yong Huang: Sentimentalist Environmental Virtue Ethics: A Neo-Confucian Contribution
  • Leo Catana: Contemporary Environmental Virtue Ethics and Aristotelian Virtue Ethics: A Mismatch?

14:50-15:00 Ending Ceremony

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