First Main Report Project
"Individual, collective and organisational drivers of Behavioral Change and Non Change".

First MAIN REPORT Project - Summary & Roadmap


Stéphane La Branche (IPBC Scientific Coordinator):

Camille Lefrançois (IPBC General Secretary):


Even in ‘purely’ scientific issues, such as the climate, biodiversity or health crises (ex: Covid!) or in everyday operation and decisions as well as management, the human factor is absolutely fundamental both as the causes of these crises but also as sources of solutions! In other words,

Solving even a scientific or technical problem requires the integration of the human factor.

The call for publication for the first volume has already received an important number of proposals for chapters, with over 45 authors from 20 countries, 14 disciplines, 35 universities and research institutes and covering a wide range of subjects at the heart of behavioral change and non change such as:
behavioral sciences, communication sciences, ecology, health and environment, management, medecine, human behavior modeling, neurosciences, nursing, psychology, semiology, social medicine, sociology, socioeconomics, zoosemiotics…


The first version of the completed chapters is expected by fall 2023. All will address with their own understanding and tools the pressing issue of drivers of behavioral change and non change. Then, the second volume will propose several transversal and multidisciplinary chapters, but more to come by the end of 2023. 

Researchers are from the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA…

Looking forward to this great scientific adventure!


Beyond its obvious scientific interest, the IPBC’s First Main Report (PR-1) aims to:

• Undertake a review of the multidisciplinary literature in behavioral sciences. What do law, psychology, neurobiology, sociology, economics, ergonomics and so on say about drivers of behavioral change and non-change (DBCNC)? About 30 disciplines are already represented by IPBC scientists;

• Report also on what these sciences do not know and which knowledge could be useful and important to understand, so as to propose i) empirical solutions to obstacles to change and ii) new areas of research;

• Draw the attention of scientific, private, public, media and civil society actors to the importance of i) taking the human factor into account in transitions and to ii) the IPBC work on this issue.


MR1: for more information, click below