CONSENSUS Reports

CONSENSUS I Report

Davies, A., Fahy, F., Rau, H., Devaney, L., Doyle, R., Heisserer, B., Hynes, M., Lavelle, M.J. and Pape, J. (2013) CONSENSUS: Consumption Environment and Sustainability EPA, Dublin.

HomeLab Reports

Davies, A.R., Lavelle, M.J. and Devaney, L. 2015. Eating HomeLabs: Longitudinal impact analysis report, Trinity College Dublin

Davies, A.R., Lavelle, M.J. and Doyle, R. 2015. Washing HomeLabs: Longitudinal impact analysis report, Trinity College Dublin

Devaney, L. and Davies, A.R. 2015.Eating HomeLabs: High Level Findings – 2015,Trinity College Dublin

Doyle, R. and Davies,A.R.2015.Washing HomeLabs: High Level Findings – 2015Trinity College Dublin

WashLab Report

Davies, A., Lavelle, M.J. and Doyle, R. 2015. WASHLab: Summary analysis. Trinity College Dublin.

Review of governance tools

Future sustainable heating, washing & eating scenarios

Transition Frameworks for sustainable heating, washing & eating practices

CONSENSUS Papers

2015

Rau, H., Hynes, M. and Heisserer, B. (2015) Transport policy and governance in turbulent times: Evidence from Ireland, Case Studies on Transport Policy, doi:10.1016/j.cstp.2015.11.006

Lavelle, M.J., Rau, H. and Fahy, F. (2015) Different shades of green? unpacking habitual and occasional pro-environmental behavior, Global Environmental Change, 35 (2015), 368-378.

Davies, A.R. and Doyle, R. (2015) Extending Civic Engagements for Co-creating more Sustainable Washing Futures, ACME: An international e-journal for critical geographies, 14(2), 390-400.

Davies, A.R. and Doyle, R. (2015) Transforming Household Consumption: From Backcasting to HomeLabs Experiments, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 105(2), 425-436.

Rau, H. and Manton, R. (2015) Life events and mobility milestones: Advances in mobility biography theory and researchJournal of Transport Geography, submitted for peer review.

Heisserer, B. and Rau, H. (2015) Capturing the consumption of distance? From practice theory to the empirical investigation of everyday travelJournal of Consumer Culture, doi: 10.1177/1469540515602304.

2014

Davies, A., Fahy, F. and Rau, H., eds. (2014) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future. London: Routledge. *CONSENSUS BOOK* See more details below.

Davies, A. R. (2014) Co-creating sustainable eating futures: technology, ICT and citizen-consumer ambivalenceFutures, DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2014.04.006

2013

Davies, A.R., (2013), Food Futures: Co-Designing Sustainable Eating Practices for 2050Eurochoices, 12 (2): pp. 4-11

Doyle, R., & Davies, A., R. (2013),  Towards sustainable household consumption: exploring a practice oriented, participatory backcasting approach for sustainable home heating practices in IrelandJournal of Cleaner Production, 48, 260-271.

Fahy, F. and Rau, H., (2013), ‘ Researching Complex Sustainability Issues: Reflections on current challenges and future developments’, in F. Fahy and H. Rau (eds.) Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences. London: Sage.

Hynes, M., (2013),  The Practices of Technology: Putting Society and Technology in their Place. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society, 8 (3): pp. 37-55.

Hynes, M., (2013),  What’s ‘Smart’ About Working From Home: Telework and the Sustainable Consumption of Distance in Ireland? In C. Fowley, C. English, & S. Thouesny (Eds.), Internet Research, Theory, and Practice: Perspectives from Ireland, Dublin: pp. 225-243.

Rau, H. and Edmondson, R., (2013), ’Time and Sustainability’, in F. Fahy, F. and H. Rau (eds.) Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences. London: Sage.

Doyle, R and Davies, A.R.(2013), Future visions for sustainable household practices in Ireland: creating and assessing sustainable home heating scenarios. . Journal of Cleaner Production, 48, 2013, p260 – 271.

2012

Davies, A.R., Doyle, R. and Pape, J., (2012),Spaces for sustainability learning? Future visioning as a geographical process for transforming production and consumption practices.,. Area, 44 (1): pp.54-60. 

Davies, A.R., (2012), Enterprising Communities: Grassroots Sustainability Innovations, London, Emerald, pp.1-199.

Rau, H. and Vega, A., (2012), ’Spatial (Im)mobility and Accessibility in Ireland: Implications for Transport Policy’, Growth and Change, 43 (4): pp.667-697.

Mahon, M., Fahy, F., and Ó Cinnéide, M., (2012), ’The Significance Of Quality Of Life And Sustainability At The Urban-Rural Fringe In The Making Of Place-Based CommunityGeoforum, 77 (2): pp.265-278.

2011

Rau, H., (2011), ’The Ties That Bind? Rural (Im)mobilities and the Transformation of Rural-Urban Relationships’, in C. Hedberg and R. M. do Carmo (eds.) Translocal Ruralism: Mobility and Connectivity in European Rural Space. Dordrecht: Springer, pp.35-54.

Pape, J., Rau, H., Fahy, F., and Davies, A.R., (2011), Developing Policies and Instruments for Sustainable Consumption: Irish Experiences and Futures, Journal of Consumer Policy, 34 (1): pp.25-42. DOI

Pape, J. and Heisserer, B., (2011), Sustainable Consumption: Conceptualisation and Evaluation of Measurement Tools, paper presented at the 5th International Consumer Sciences Research Conference,18th – 20th of July, 2011 “Consumer Behaviour for a Sustainable Future” University of Bonn, Germany.

2010

Davies, A.R., Fahy, F., Rau, H., and Pape, J, (2010), Sustainable Consumption and Governance: Reflecting on a Research Agenda for Ireland, Irish Geography, 43 (1): 2010, pp.59-79.

All papers on CONSENSUS research

2015

Lavelle, M.J., Rau, H. and Fahy, F. (2015) Different shades of green? unpacking habitual and occasional pro-environmental behavior Global Environmental Change , 35 (2015), 368-378.

Davies, A.R. and Doyle, R. (2015) Extending Civic Engagements for Co-creating more Sustainable Washing Futures, ACME: An international e-journal for critical geographies, ACME: An international e-journal for critical geographies. 14(2), 390-400.

Davies, A.R. and Doyle, R. (2015) Transforming Household Consumption: From Backcasting to HomeLabs Experiments, Annals of the Association of American Geographers , 105(2), 425-436.

Rau, H. and Manton, R. (2015) Life events and mobility milestones: Advances in mobility biography theory and research, Journal of Transport Geography (submitted for peer review).

Heisserer, B. and Rau, H. (2015) Capturing the consumption of distance? From practice theory to the empirical investigation of everyday travel, Journal of Consumer Culture (submitted for peer review).

2014

Davies, A., Fahy, F. and Rau, H., eds. (2014) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future. London: Routledge. *NEW CONSENSUS BOOK* See more details below.

Davies, A. R. (2014) Co-creating sustainable eating futures: technology, ICT and citizen-consumer ambivalenceFutures, DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2014.04.006

2013

Davies, A.R., (2013), Food Futures: Co-Designing Sustainable Eating Practices for 2050Eurochoices, 12 (2): pp. 4-11

Doyle, R., & Davies, A., R. (2013),  Towards sustainable household consumption: exploring a practice oriented, participatory backcasting approach for sustainable home heating practices in IrelandJournal of Cleaner Production, 48, 260-271.

Fahy, F. and Rau, H., (2013), ‘ Researching Complex Sustainability Issues: Reflections on current challenges and future developments’, in F. Fahy and H. Rau (eds.) Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences. London: Sage.

Hynes, M., (2013),  The Practices of Technology: Putting Society and Technology in their Place. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society, 8 (3): pp. 37-55.

Hynes, M., (2013),  What’s ‘Smart’ About Working From Home: Telework and the Sustainable Consumption of Distance in Ireland? In C. Fowley, C. English, & S. Thouesny (Eds.), Internet Research, Theory, and Practice: Perspectives from Ireland, Dublin: pp. 225-243.

Rau, H. and Edmondson, R., (2013), ’Time and Sustainability’, in F. Fahy, F. and H. Rau (eds.) Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences. London: Sage.

2012

Doyle, R and Davies, A.R.(2013), Future visions for sustainable household practices in Ireland: creating and assessing sustainable home heating scenarios. . Journal of Cleaner Production, 48, 2013, p260 – 271.

Davies, A.R., Doyle, R. and Pape, J., (2012),Spaces for sustainability learning? Future visioning as a geographical process for transforming production and consumption practices.,. Area, 44 (1): pp.54-60. 

Davies, A.R., (2012), Enterprising Communities: Grassroots Sustainability Innovations, London, Emerald, pp.1-199.

Rau, H. and Vega, A., (2012), ’Spatial (Im)mobility and Accessibility in Ireland: Implications for Transport Policy’, Growth and Change, 43 (4): pp.667-697.

2011

Rau, H., (2011), ’The Ties That Bind? Rural (Im)mobilities and the Transformation of Rural-Urban Relationships’, in C. Hedberg and R. M. do Carmo (eds.) Translocal Ruralism: Mobility and Connectivity in European Rural Space. Dordrecht: Springer, pp.35-54.

Pape, J., Rau, H., Fahy, F., and Davies, A.R., (2011), Developing Policies and Instruments for Sustainable Consumption: Irish Experiences and Futures, Journal of Consumer Policy, 34 (1): pp.25-42. DOI

Pape, J. and Heisserer, B., (2011), Sustainable Consumption: Conceptualisation and Evaluation of Measurement Tools, paper presented at the 5th International Consumer Sciences Research Conference,18th – 20th of July, 2011 “Consumer Behaviour for a Sustainable Future” University of Bonn, Germany.

2010

Davies, A.R., Fahy, F., Rau, H., and Pape, J, (2010), Sustainable Consumption and Governance: Reflecting on a Research Agenda for Ireland, Irish Geography, 43 (1): 2010, pp.59-79.

Mahon, M., Fahy, F., and Ó Cinnéide, M., (2012), ’The Significance Of Quality Of Life And Sustainability At The Urban-Rural Fringe In The Making Of Place-Based CommunityGeoforum, 77 (2): pp.265-278.

Other publications from the CONSENSUS team

Prof. Anna Davies

Davies A and Mullin S, Greening the economy: interrogating sustainability innovations beyond the mainstream ,Journal of Economic Geography, 11, (5), 2011, p793 – 816 Url  TARA – Full Text DOI

Davies, A.R., (2009), Clean and Green? A Governance Analysis of Waste Management in New Zealand, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 52 (2): pp.157-177.

Davies, A. R. and O’Callaghan-Platt, A., (2008), Does Money Talk? Waste Charging in the Republic of Ireland: Government, Governance and Performance. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 10 (3): pp.1–17.

Davies, A.R., (2008) , Geographies of Garbage Governance: Interventions, Interactions and Outcomes, Aldershot, Ashgate, pp.1-214.

Davies, A.R., (2007), A Wasted Opportunity? Civil Society and Waste Management in Ireland, Environmental Politics, 16 (1): pp.52–72.

Davies, A.R., Fahy, F and Taylor, D., (2005), Mind the Gap! Householder Attitudes and Actions Towards Waste Management, Irish Geography, 38 (2): pp.151-168.

Davies, A.R., (2005), Local Action for Climate Change: Transnational Networks and the Irish Experience, Local Environment: International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 10 (1): pp. 21–40.

Davies, A.R (2002), Power, Politics and Networks: Shaping Partnerships for Sustainable Communities, Area, 34 (2): pp. 190-203.

Davies, A.R. (2001), Is the Media the Message? Mass Media, Environmental Information and the Public, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 3 (4): pp.319-323.

Dr. Frances Fahy

Fahy, F. and Ó Cinnéide, M. (2009), ’Re-Mapping the Urban Landscape: Community Mapping – An Attractive Prospect for Sustainability?’, Area, 41 (2): pp.167-175

Fahy, F. and Ó Cinnéide, M. (2008), ’Developing and Testing a Conceptual Framework for Assessing Quality of Life in Urban Areas’, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 28 (6): pp.366-379

Fahy, F. and Ó Cinnéide, M., (2008), The Reality of the Locality: Exploring spatial aspects of quality of life in Galway City, Ireland . International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 3 (1): pp.29-44.

Fahy, F. (2008), ’Dwelling on Waste: Participatory action research and the management of household waste in Galway’, in Rau, H and Edmondson, R. (eds) Environmental Argument and Cultural Difference: Locations, Fractures and DeliberationsOxford: Peter Lang, pp.177-202.

Fahy, F., and Davies, A. (2007), ’Home Improvements: household waste minimization and action research’, Recycling, Resources and Conservation, 52: pp.13-27.

Fahy, F. and Ó Cinnéide, M. (2006), ’Community-Based Quality of Life Indicators for Urban Areas as Derived in Galway City, Ireland’, in Mander, U., Brebbia, C.A. and Tiezzi, E. (eds.) The Sustainable City, WIT Press: Southampton.

Desmond, M. and Fahy, F. (2006), ’Communicating Sustainability: An Ecological Footprint Approach’, Geographical Viewpoint, Vol. 33 pp.34-40.

Dr. Henrike Rau

Millar, M., Coen, L., Bradley, C. And Rau, H., (2012), ‘“Doing the Job as a Parent”: Parenting Alone, Work, and Family Policy in Ireland’, Journal of Family Issues, 33 (1): pp.29-51.

Khoo, S. and Rau, H. (2009), ’Movements, Mobilities and the Politics of Hazardous Waste’, Environmental Politics, 18 (6): pp.960-980.

Rau, H. and Hennessy, C., (2009), The Road to Sustainable Transport? Rural Transport Programmes and Policies in Ireland.In: J. McDonagh, A. Varley & S. Shortall, eds. A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp.361-380.

Rau, H. (2009), ’Introduction: Contested Landscapes—Space, Place, and Identity in Contemporary Ireland’, Nature and Culture, 4 (1): pp.17–34.

Rau, H., (2008), Environmental Arguing at a Crossroads? Cultural Diversity in Irish Transport Planning. In: R. Edmondson and H. Rau, eds. Environmental Argument and Cultural Difference: Locations, Fractures and Deliberations. Oxford: Peter Lang, pp.95 –124.

Edmondson, R. and Rau, H. (eds) (2008), Environmental Argument and Cultural Difference: Locations, Fractures and Deliberations. Oxford: Peter Lang.

Dr. Jessica Pape

Pape, J., Heichel, S. and Tosun, J., (2013), A “Race to the Top” in the Regulation of Industrial Discharges into Surface Waters? In: Jörgens, Helge /Lenschow, Andrea /Liefferink, Duncan (Hrsg.): Understanding Environmental Policy Convergence: International and Domestic Mechanisms, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2013).

Pape, J. Heichel, S. Holzinger, K. Sommerer, T. Liefferink, D. and Veenmann, S., (2008), Research Design, Variables and Data. In: Holzinger, K. / Knill, C. / Arts, B. (Hrsg.): Environmental Policy Convergence in Europe: The Impact of International Institutions and Trade, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Pape, J. Heichel, S. and Sommerer, T., (2005), “Is There Convergence in Convergence Research? An Overview of Empirical Studies on Policy Convergence”, Journal of European Public Policy 12 (5), pp.817-840.

Dr. Michael Hynes

Hynes, M., (2010), Leveraging New Business Opportunities from the Use of Web Widgets in Online Web 2.0 Environments.Journal of Internet Business, Vol. 8, pp.109-141 (available HERE).

Dr. Laura Devaney 

Devaney, L. (in press) “Spaces of security, surveillance and food safety: interrogating perceptions of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s governing technologies, power and performance”, The Geographical Journal

CONSENSUS Books

Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future

In Summer 2014, we were delighted to launch the publication of a book by the CONSENSUS team; “Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more sustainable future”. Published by Routledge, the book is structured around four key sections, beginning with a review of international sustainable consumption ‘Policy and Research’. The ‘Moving’ section examines transport, mobility and the consumption of distance while ‘Dwelling’, looks at challenges and future scenarios for sustainable household food, water and energy consumption. The final part of the book, ‘Futures’, outlines key requirements for the progression of promising consumption practices from their current niches into the mainstream. Theoretical frameworks are advanced throughout the volume, especially in relation to social practice theory, theories of behavioural change and innovative visioning and backcasting methodologies. Challenging Consumption draws on conceptual approaches which move beyond the responsibility of the individual consumer to take into account wider social, economic and political structures and processes in order to highlight both possibilities for and challenges to sustainable consumption. This approach enables students and policy-makers alike to easily recognise the applicability of social science theories.

Davies, A., Fahy, F. and Rau, H., eds. (2014) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future. London: Routledge.

Chapters include:

  • Davies, A., Fahy, F. and Rau, H. (2014) ‘Introduction – Challenging consumption’, in A. Davies, F. Fahy and H. Rau (eds.) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future. London: Routledge, pp. 3-18
  • Fahy, F., Doyle, R., Rau, H., Davies, A. and Pape, J. (2014) ‘Situating sustainable consumption in a policy context’, in A. Davies, F. Fahy and H. Rau (eds.) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future. London: Routledge, pp. 19-35.
  • Lavelle, M.and Fahy, F. a (2014) ‘Unpacking the challenges of researching sustainable consumption and lifestyles’, in A. Davies, F. Fahy and H. Rau (eds.) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future. London: Routledge
  • Rau, H. (2014) ‘Part II: Moving – Section introduction and summary’, in A. Davies, F. Fahy and H. Rau (eds.)Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future. London: Routledge, pp. 57-61 and 99-101.
  • Heisser, B. (2014) ‘Changing Everyday Commuting Practices’ in A. Davies, F. Fahy and H. Rau (eds.) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future. London: Routledge
  • Hynes, M. (2014) ‘Consuming Distance or (all) Consuming Work? The case of Telework, in A. Davies, F. Fahy and H. Rau (eds.) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future. London: Routledge
  • Davies, A. R. (2014) ‘Introduction to Part III: novel mechanisms for sustainable heating, washing and eating – POP backcasting’ in A. Davies, F. Fahy and H. Rau (eds.) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future. London: Routledge
  • Doyle, R. (2014) Sustainable Washing, in A. Davies, F. Fahy and H. Rau (eds.) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future. London: Routledge
  • Doyle, R. (2014) Sustainable Heating, in A. Davies, F. Fahy and H. Rau (eds.) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future. London: Routledge
  • Davies, A. R., Devaney, L. and Pape, J. (2014) Sustainable Eating, in A. Davies, F. Fahy and H. Rau (eds.) Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a More Sustainable Future. London: Routledge
  • Davies, A. R. (2014) Summary for Part III: POP backcasting: Shiftshaping for sustainable consumption?
  • Rau, H., Davies, A., Fahy, F. (2014) Conclusion: Moving on: Promising pathways to more sustainable futures 

Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences