Consensus International Conference on Sustainable Consumption, 18-21 May 2012







Challenging Consumption:

Pathways to a More Sustainable Future


National University of Ireland, Galway

18th - 20th May, 2012

The Consensus team would like to invite you to the Consensus international conference on sustainable consumption which will be held in Ireland, at the National University of Ireland, Galway   on the 18th, 19th and 20th of May, 2012. Keynote speakers at the conference include Maurie Cohen (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA), Tim Cooper (Nottingham Trent University, UK), Kate Soper (London Metropolitan University), Elizabeth Shove (Lancaster University), Mike Goodman (King's College London) and Inge Ropke (Technical University of Denmark).

The conference is intended to provide an international platform for current research in the field of Sustainable Consumption. In addition, the Consensus conference will provide an opportunity to explore the potential for future research collaborations and facilitate exchange between currently existing SC networks. All conference participants at this specialised event are active members of US and European SC research communities. This conference is part of our Consensus project.

Consensus (consumption, environment and sustainability) is a four-year collaborative research project involving Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Ireland, Galway. It examines four key areas of household consumption that currently impact negatively on the environment and inhibit our ability to achieve sustainable development across both Northern Ireland and the Republic: energy, water, food and transport.

The Consensus project focuses on four key themes:
1. How to measure and evaluate consumption
2. How incentives for sustainable behaviours can be developed
3. Identifying the links between consumption, health and wellbeing
4. How matters of household consumption are being governed through institutional practice and participation.

Conference attendance is free of charge, but registration will be necessary, as places are limited. If you are interested in attending the conference, please send an email to Dr Amaya Vega @

Conference organisers: Dr. Amaya Vega, Trinity College Dublin; Dr. Frances Fahy, NUI Galway; Prof. Anna Davies, Trinity College Dublin and Dr. Henrike Rau, NUI Galway from the 'Consensus' research project ( (Collaboration Trinity College Dublin & NUI Galway).

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