IPBC - International Panel on Behavior Change

A scientific and societal mission

Our planet is undergoing major changes in its environment and climate, directly induced by our development and behavior (anthropocene). To reverse the trend, we also know that informing and raising awareness is not enough.

Like the IPCC for the climate, we must understand and model our human ecosystem in all its complexity, in order to better anticipate (trajectories), orient and coordinate our actions and investments.

To this end, the IPBC has set itself a double mission:

  • integrate all the knowledge acquired, fundamental and applied, on individual, social and organizational behavior;
  • share and make accessible key knowledge, attitudes and levers for action, universal or contextualizable, as to facilitate the emergence of a more structurally ans spontaneously sustainable, desirable and equitable world.

What have we done

An international interdisciplinary group of scientists has formed and worked over the past year to define the objectives and working methodology of the IPBC.

In order to optimize the scientific and societal relevance of IPBC productions, we have launched 3 working groups (WG): scientists (WWG1), economic actors (WG2), other stakeholders and institutions (WG3).

What is going on today

What do we plan

Producing reports that will summarize the state-of-the-art knowledge on environmentally related behavior change.

Disseminating this knowledge to all sectors of society.




What can you do

Sign our Manifesto!

– Check out our list of actions you can take to help save the planet.

– Participate in our environmental actions quiz.

The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate
disruptions lies between your ears

Per Espen Stoknes

(Norwegian researcher and Parliament representative)

I used to think the top environmental problems were biodiversity
loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that with 30 years of good science we could address those problems.

But I was wrong.

The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy...

... and to deal with those we need a spiritual and cultural transformation

- and we scientists don't know how to do that. 

Per Gus Speth

(american environmental lawyer and avocate)