2nd Swiss Animal-Environmental Ethics Network Meeting

The second "Swiss Animal-Environmental Ethics Network Meeting” takes place on 9th of November 2023 at the University of Fribourg (Campus Pérolles).

Issues related to animal and environmental ethics are increasingly at the center of political, societal, and academic debates. In times of emerging zoonotic disease outbreaks and climate change, the question of what humans owe to nature and animals is one of the most pressing issue humanity is currently facing. In Switzerland, research in both fields is undertaken at several institutions and different faculties and research groups that share common challenges and overlapping research interests. 

The goal of this meeting and hopefully future meetings is to facilitate networking between different institutions and researchers working in the field of animal and/or environmental ethics in Switzerland. The idea of this one-day meeting is to give researchers in these fields an opportunity to present and inform each other about their ongoing and future projects. Furthermore, the event aims to establish new collaborations and synergies for research, teaching and funding opportunities, and facilitate an exchange about where future challenges lie with regards to the ethics of human-animal-environmental relations and other pressing environmental challenges.



Name & Affiliation






Damien Delorme, Gérald Hess, Esteban Arcos

University of Lausanne

Ecology in the First Person: Theme and Variations


Nicole Lühti

University of Zurich

Research on Humans and Animals - a Comparison of Human Research and Animal Experimentation Law


Kirsten Persson, Christian Rodriguez Perez

University of Basel

The “Evolutionary Scale” in Swiss Animal Welfare Law: Survival of the Fittest?



Café La Pomme (ground floor)


David Rozen

University of Fribourg/ Pardubice


Attitudes Toward Nature and Destructive Environmental Behavior: The Dialectic of Extractivism and Romanticism and Beyond


Dominic Roser

University of Fribourg

Economic Growth and Animal Ethics


Markus Wild

University of Basel

Wild Animal Suffering: Epistemological Assumptions and Monitorism


Lunch Break

Café La Pomme (ground floor)


Tristan Katz

University of Fribourg

Reducing Wild Animal Suffering Effectively Requires a Coherent Theory of Change


Simon Kräuchi and Ivo Wallimann-Helmer

University of Fribourg

Taking Limits of Societies Seriously: Distinguishing Entitlements for Adaptation and Loss and Damage Action Fairly



Café La Pomme (ground floor)



Ilias Voiron

University of Fribourg/

Grounding Individual Duties of Climate Justice on General Individual Duties of Justice


Friderike Spang

University of Lausanne

The Role of Compromise for Climate Policy Support


Fabienne Huber

University of Fribourg

Comparative Interdisciplinary and Educational-Theoretical Meanings of the Environment and Natural Relationships in the Context of the Climate Catastrophe





Nico Müller

University of Basel 

The Problem of Opportunity Costs in Animal Research


Anna Deplazes Zemp

University of Zurich

Valuing nature as ‘an Other’ in natureculture



Drinks & dinner

Les Menteurs (Passage du Cardinal 1)


9. November 2023

University of Fribourg

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 Registration - open

You can register for the event by filling in the form below. The registration is free of charge.


Call for contributions - closed

We invite junior and senior researchers working in the field of animal and/or environmental ethics in Switzerland to propose contributions for this networking workshop by submitting a 500-word abstract via this site (see below). Contributions in the form of a presentation of either current or future (or both) projects should be approximately 15-20 min long and will be followed by time for discussion. Deadline for submissions was 3. September 2023. 



  • Simon Kräuchi, University of Fribourg
  • Kathrin von Allmen, University of Fribourg
  • Anna Deplazes Zemp, University of Zürich
  • Matthias Eggel, University of Fribourg
  • Angela Martin, University of Basel
  • Hanna Schübel, University of Fribourg
  • Ivo Wallimann-Helmer, University of Fribourg
  • Markus Wild, University of Basel



In case of questions, please email to simon.kraeuchi@unifr.ch.