« We must learn to speak climate /

Il faut apprendre à parler climat »

F. Herbert Dune

Stéphane La Branche

Chercheur sociologue indépendant et climatologue de la société (ou sociologue du climat et de l’énergie), ce sont les interactions entre nos activités et la nature dans les deux sens qui me fascinent.

Independent sociologist and climatologist of society or sociologist of climate and energy, it is the interactions between our activities and nature, in both directions, that fascinate me.

I address the question of the brakes and drivers of societal changes in ecological transition efforts since 2002 in several areas: adaptation to climate change, mobility, sobriety, territorial policies, town planning, social representations, perceptions, behaviors, institutions …

Scientific coordinator of the GIECO / IPBC since 2019, the results of my research have led me to be a contributor, among others, to the 5th and 6th reports of the IPCC / IPCC, to the French Energy Transition Law and to Phase 2 of the France’s national adaptation strategy as well as numerous Territorial Climate Plans in France.


Independent researcher, social climatologist since 2003, with empirical studies in several countries and regions of France.

Scientific affiliation

IPBC scientific coordinator, contributor to the 5th and 6th IPCC reports, associate researcher and teacher Pacte, Sciences Po Grenoble


Elaboration and analysis of ecological public policies, stratégies, measures and programs at the territorial and national levels

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