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NEAR CO2. WP 2. Opinion shaping factors towards CCS and local CCS projects: Public and stakeholder survey and focus groups
Reiner, D.; Riesch, H.; Kong Chyong, C.; Brunsting, S.; Best - Waldhober, M. de; Duetschke, E.; Oltra, C.; Lis,  A.; Desbarats, J.; Pol, M.; Breukers, S.C.; Upham, P.; Mander, S.
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 30-9-2011
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-O--11-063 Other
Number of pages: Full text:
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WP2 of the NearCO2 project sought to investigate the opinions, attitudes and perceptions of CCS by residents in five European Union member states (Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Poland and Spain), comparing the views of those who live close to planned projects, a national sample and a selection of (local and regional) stakeholders and opinion shapers. The Work Package was broadly designed to look at four sub-areas: Task 2.1 Role of the media Task 2.2 Importance of the information source Task 2.3 Characterisation and communication of risk Task 2.4 Importance of local contingencies The study consisted of five elements: A qualitative evaluation of the local contingencies and characterisation of each of the five projects (primarily to address Task 2.4) A large-scale public survey on around 200 members of the public in the region of the project and 200 representative members of the national public for each of the five countries (All tasks) Coincidentally with the public survey, a stakeholder survey distributed to journalists, local and regional politicians, local and regional officials, and non-governmental groups with a presence in the region (All tasks) Online focus groups with around 25 survey participants from two countries (Spain and Poland) using dialogue boards (DBs) (All tasks) An experiment designed to assess the impacts of congruency of text and visuals on perceptions and understanding of CCS (Task 2.3).

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