Sustainable Consumption Transformations: Implementation and Impacts | 21-22 May 2015



CONSENSUS#2 International Conference on Sustainable Consumption:


‘Sustainable Consumption Transformations: Implementation and impacts’


May 21st-22nd 2015, NUI Galway, Ireland


Hosted by CONSENSUS#2 Project

in conjunction with

the National University of Ireland, Galway


funded by the Environmental Protection Agency


CONSENSUS, in conjunction with the National University of Ireland, Galway, is hosting its second international conference on sustainable consumption on Thursday May 21st and Friday May 22nd 2015 in Galway. The conference theme is ‘Sustainable Consumption Transformations: Implementation and Impacts’. This two-day conference is intended to provide an international platform for both scholars and policymakers in the field of sustainable consumption to discuss and debate on-going research in this important area.

CONSENSUS (consumption, environment and sustainability), funded by the Environmental Protection Agency is Ireland's largest research project on sustainable consumption and behaviour change. Our research has been on-going since 2009 and has fed into national policy action and academic literature on behaviour change for sustainable consumption (focusing on energy, water, food and transport).

Our conference is the only dedicated conference on the topic in Ireland and our 2015 agenda will focus on implementation and impact of research on policy and action. The conference will comprise of a mix of presentations, panel discussions and lightning talks from policymakers, researchers and practitioners. Speakers and attendees will be drawn from Irish and international audiences, with Professor Martina Schäfer providing the keynote address on the evening of Friday May 22nd 2015.

Please note that Professor Schäfer's  lecture is open to all members of the public.


For more information, please contact the conference co-ordinator Dr. Mary Jo Lavelle at: or alternatively, please call on (091) 49 4103.


Important Dates:


Thursday 21st May 2015

13.00pm         Registration desk opens (Foyer Ground Floor Engineering Building)

14.00pm         Conference commences (ENG Lecture Hall G047)

16.00pm         Launch of CONSENSUS report (ENG Lecture Hall G047)


Friday 22nd May 2015           

20.30pm      Conference dinner at Vina Mara Restaurant, Galway City



Please note that registration for this event is now full.