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The SPIRAL synthesis report: A resource book on science-policy interfaces

Description

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.

Author(s)

Young, J.C., Watt, A.D. van den Hove, S. and the SPIRAL project team

Publisher(s)

SPIRAL project, Monday, December 30, 2013

Target audience

Scientists and policy-makers

Abstract

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.

Bibliographic citation

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. http://www.spiral-project.eu/content/documents

Rights holder

SPIRAL project