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New participation and communication strategies for neighbours of CO2 capture and storage operations

Objective

CO2 capture and storage is increasingly being considered as a serious option to mitigate climate change. While industry and governments, mostly in North Western Europe, have taken on the effort of realizing large scale CCS operations, the option has started to attract the attention from the larger public as well. The degree to which the public is engaged in the development of CCS operations increases over time, both in terms of stakeholder groups participating, and in the degree to which groups are engaged involved. Important factors shaping public opinions are the trust placed in more knowledgeable stakeholders, the communication media used, and the way the information is framed. Recently, various surveys on public perceptions of CCS have been carried out to inventory current views on the option, and these have shown that among large groups of stakeholders knowledge on CCS is still limited. The overall objective of this project will therefore be to develop effective strategies to communicate in an objective manner to stakeholders and the public at large the advantages and risks of CO2 capture and storage, and to involve these parties in local decision-making on CCS projects. The focus of this proposal will be on the mechanisms that will determine and influence the attitude of the general public through the CCS lifecycle: from the policy stage, through to planning application and on to deployment. Sub-objectives of the project include: a) Provide insight into the regulatory contexts and practices in public participation in selected EU Member States, and infer relevance for participation in CCS projects; b) Unravel the factors shaping public opinion in general in so far as these may relate to CCS; c) Develop and assess participation strategies for involving the public in the vicinity of planned CCS operations; d) Develop, test and use multi-media communication materials on CCS to investigate public perceptions.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 322 539
Administrative Contact
Marjolein De Best-Waldhober (Dr.)

Participants (5)

INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 147 471
Address
Belgrave Road 11 Ieep Offices Floor 3
SW1V 1RB London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jason Anderson (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 196 161
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edna Murphy (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 188 929
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 92 615
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Dr.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 46 541
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christian Oltra (Dr.)