IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme

Social Research Network

A network to improve the understanding of the processes required for deploying CCS projects.

 

Introduction

As Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) moves towards real large-scale demonstration projects around the world, it is important to recognise that from a regulatory, commercial and ethical perspective, consultation and communication with local stakeholder populations will be an essential part of any project.

There exists already a growing body of knowledge, expertise and experience in this area. The Carbon Capture and Storage Social Research Network (C2S2RN), formally organised after a pre-meeting of researchers and sponsored by the then UK DTI (now BERR), took place in London in January 2006.

The major aim of the C2S2RN was: to foster the conduct and dissemination of social science research related to CCS in order to improve understanding of public concerns as well as improve the understanding of the processes required for deploying CCS projects.

In 2009, the members of C2S2RN concluded that the IEAGHG R&D Programme would provide an appropriate home for it to grow, develop and deliver wider benefits to all concerned. Consequently this new IEAGHG Research Network is now established.

IEAGHG will utilise its expertise to provide support for this Social Research Network. This support is part of an agreement with GCCSI in Australia. IEAGHG will work with social science researchers from Australia, Europe, United States, Japan and elsewhere to facilitate the sharing of research knowledge and experiences on public perception, engagement and communication around CCS and CCS projects.

Upcoming Events

The 5th Meeting of the Social Research Network will take place on 6th July 2015 in St Catherine's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom - For more information please click here

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Summary Reports

Summary reports from previous Network workshops are available.

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Membership

Membership of this network is open to countries and industries actively engaged in social research, or seeking ways to promote such activities.

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