This report is a compilation of all the short briefs published by the SPIRAL project about Science-Policy Interfaces (SPIs) based on the field of biodiversity. It includes information notes on the subject, on how to build or improve SPIs and several examples.
This is a resource book on good practices to improve the effectiveness of existing science-policy interfaces or develop new ones. The resource book synthesises information gathered and research done throughout the SPIRAL project (‘Science-Policy Interfaces: Research, Action and Learning’).
A range of actors are or can be involved in science-policy interfaces including decision-makers (from international to local level), research funders, research institutions and scientists, businesses and business organisations and civil society organisations. A key objective of this manual is to present the information on science-policy interfaces
in such a way as to facilitate use by this diverse stakeholder community. To do this
we suggest specific briefs that may constitute useful resources to different communities.
Young, J.C., Watt, A.D. van den Hove, S. and the SPIRAL project team. 2013. The SPIRAL synthesis report: A resource book on science-policy interfaces.