(founded in 2005)


Professor Petra Schweizer-Ries

Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Professor Ricardo Garcia Mira

University of A Coruña, Spain, Department of Psychology, Faculty Member


The network strives to facilitate contact and exchange of ideas between IAPS members who are interested in sustainability issues. The aim is to help strengthen the development of theories and research methods in environmental psychology research on sustainability.


IAPS 2021 International Symposium – Sustainability Network | RECORDING VIDEOS

The 2021 IAPS Symposium “Sustainability in the Post-Covid era: Challenges and Opportunities in the face of Climate Change and the Energy Transition” was organized by the IAPS (International Association for People-Environment Studies) Network of “Sustainability”, with the collaboration of the People-Environment Research Group of the University of A Coruña (Spain) and the Research and Teaching Lab “Sustainable Development” of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences. It happened between 29th to October 1st, in a hybrid format. The Convenors were Professor Ricardo Garcia Mira (People Environment Research Group, University of A Coruña, Spain) and Professor Petra Schweizer-Ries (Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany), and the Chair was Professor Cristina García Fontán (People Environment Research Group, University of A Coruña, Spain). The event had involved around 500 participants in total and it was open to the public: people that could not register were able to watch the live sessions and the keynotes speakers. The Symposium was marked by the democratization of knowledge.
If you missed this fantastic event, please find below the links for the three recordings:

IAPS 2021 International Symposium – Sustainability Network | CALL FOR PAPERS

The IAPS221 Symposium organised by the Sustainability Network of IAPS will be held in A Coruna, as a hybrid event next September 29 to October 1, 2021. It counts with more than 50 presentations around a number of subjects connected to the theme “Sustainability in the Post-Covid Era: Challenges and Opportunities in the face of Climate Change and Energy Transition.” Please, follow the program from the Symposium website: 
We will also count on our invited keynote speakers:
Professor Marino Bonaiuto (Faculty of Medicine and Psychology – Universitá Sapienza, Rome, Italy)
Professor Sigrun Kabisch (Helmholtz Center of Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germanu)
Professor Terry Hartig (Institute for Housing and Urban Research – Uppsala University, Sweden)
Professor Graciela Tonello (Faculty of Psychology, National University of Tucuman, Argentina)

Network meeting in IAPS 20 in Rome 2008:

Motivation of pro-environmental behavior: Egoism, altruism, anthropocentrism: does it really matter?

Five symposia

focused in sustainability topics.

Interventions in Environmental Psychology

The view of environmental psychology on consumer behavior – Conservation Psychology – Water energy and environmentally concerned behagviour – intentions for sustainable behavior.

IAPS 21 in Leipzig 2010

Network meeting.

A collaborative network symposia

A collaborative network symposia was carried out with the collaboration of three IAPS networks (Housing, Sustainability, and Culture and Space) on “Sustainable Environments in a Changing Global Context: identifying opportunities for innovative spaces and practices in the context of crisis” A Coruna, Spain, June 2013.