The overall aim of SPIRAL is to enhance the connectivity between biodiversity research and policy making in order to improve the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
In order to achieve this objective the SPIRAL project comprises the following work packages (WPs) - running in parallel:
Stocktaking and assessment of existing science-policy interfaces for biodiversity governance
Factors constraining and facilitating communication on the role of biodiversity in underpinning livelihoods and ecosystem services
Mechanisms for encouraging behaviour that reduce negative human impacts on biodiversity
Designing and testing science-policy interfaces for biodiversity governance