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.
(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
The Consensus project focuses on four key themes: 1. How to measure and evaluate consumption2. How incentives for sustainable behaviours can be developed 3. Identifying the links between consumption, health and wellbeing4. How matters of household consumption are being governed through institutional practice and participation.