The fourth international CCN conference. The central theme was how the consumer citizen can trigger constructive change in a world characterized by dramatic and rapid transitions. The conference focused on consumers as agents for constructive change. The following issues were examined:
-Which incentives contribute to the development of consumer citizenship?
-What can be done to transform the consumer’s frustrations and uncertainties into change-creating energy?
-How can consumer citizens contribute to improving public discourse and informed debate?
-How can responsiveness, transparency, and trust between the producer and the consumer be stimulated?
-How can consumer citizens use scientific research to create sustainable lifestyles?
-How can commitment and consistency to sustainable consumption be promoted?
Participants: 150 participants from 27 countries attended
Location: Hedmark University College, Hamar, Norway
Timeframe: May 15-16, 2006
Outputs: 32 papers and posters. Conference proceedings were published and a selection of the best research papers were published in the Promoting New Responses series