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Communicating about CCS: tools and case studies

On 16 August 2012, the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Science into Society Group (SISG) Research Group Leader, Peta Ashworth, presented a Global CCS Institute webinar on public awareness and acceptance of carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Over the past three years, the Institute has worked in partnership with the CSIRO, and a range of international research organisations, to conduct social science research into public awareness and acceptance of CCS. This webinar provided an overview of the findings arising from this large body of research. The presentation addressed ideas for communicating and engaging on CCS projects as well as provide insights into reasons for public support or opposition of CCS projects. A number of recommendations have arisen from this research, and Peta presented some of the top priorities that may assist CCS project developers.

Peta leads CSIRO’s SISG, researching stakeholder perceptions to areas of national significance. She holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the University of Queensland. The current profile of research for her group includes working across energy, climate adaptation, oceans, minerals, and sustainable agriculture and human services domain. In her current work, Peta chairs the International Energy Agency’s Greenhouse Gas (IEA GHG) Social Research Network and has gained an international reputation in researching stakeholder perceptions to climate change and low-emission energy technologies.

Here is a recording of the webinar and a browsable version of the slides used in the presentation:

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