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Laÿna Droz is a Swiss researcher specialized in environmental ethics with a multidisciplinary and intercultural background. After some first steps in environmental activism and in the world of academia, she felt the need to learn from diverse perspectives in order to not be involved in a Western-centered advocacy that would unintentionally reproduce oppressive structures. That is why she went to complete a master’s degree and PhD in Global Environmental Policy at Kyoto University between 2015 and 2020. In 2019, for similar reasons, she launched the Network of Asian Environmental Philosophy with Orika Komatsubara. Droz’s first book, titled The Concept of Milieu in Environmental Ethics, Individual Responsibility within an Interconnected World, was published in 2021. After working for IPBES in multilingual communications, she is now a Swiss National Science Foundation fellow, hosted by the Basque Center for Climate Change in Spain, and by the Rachel Carson Center in Germany.
RCC Project: Can and Should We Go Beyond Anthropocentrism?
- The Concept of Milieu in Environmental Ethics, Individual Responsibility within an Interconnected World. Oxfordshire: Routledge, 2021.
- with Hsun-Mei Chen, Hung-Tao Chu, Rika Fajrini, Jerry Imbong, Romaric Jannel, Orika Komatsubara, et al. “Exploring the diversity of conceptualizations of nature in East and South-East Asia”, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 9 (2022). doi:10.1057/s41599-022-01186-5
- “Anthropocentrism as the Scapegoat of the Environmental Crisis: A Review.” Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 22 (2022): 25–49. doi:10.3354/esep00200
- “Challenging Harmony to Save Nature? Environmental Activism and Ethics in Taiwan and Japan.” International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 10, no. 1 (2021): 58–78. doi:10.5204/ijcjsd.1969
- “Watsuji’s Milieu and Intergenerational Ethics.” Environmental Ethics Journal 41, no. 1 (Spring 2019): 37–51. doi:10.5840/enviroethics20194114