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A first look at social factors driving CCS perception in Brazil: A case study in the Reconcavo Basin

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Netto, Anna Luisa Abreu [1, 2] ; Camara, George [3, 4] ; Rocha, Expedito [4] ; Silva, Aldo Luiz [4] ; Andrade, Jose Celio Silveira [2] ; Peyerl, Drielli [1] ; Rocha, Paulo [5]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Energy & Environm, Av Prof Luciano Gualberto 1289, BR-05508010 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Bahia, Sch Adm, Av Reitor Miguel Calmon S-N, BR-40110903 Salvador, BA - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Bahia, Postgrad Program Ind Engn, Rua Prof Aristides Novis 02, BR-40110903 Salvador, BA - Brazil
[4] Camara Consultoria Projetos Ltda, Condominio Ondina Empresarial, R Agnelo Brito 259, BR-40210245 Salvador, BA - Brazil
[5] Enauta, Av Almirante Barroso 52, Sala 1-101, BR-20031918 Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a promising technology to help greenhouse gas emission mitigation. However, one of the greatest challenges for this technology implementation is the opposition from the popu-lation living near the potential sites. Despite the Brazilian geological potential for carbon dioxide injection, research investigating social site characterization or CCS public perception is almost non-existent in Brazil. Thus, this research aims to address this gap and analyze social factors driving CCS perception of the population living near potential sites in the Reconcavo Basin, state of Bahia, this being one of the first steps for social site char-acterization. Fifty-seven interviews were carried out near 10 CCS potential injection fields, focusing on questions about climate change knowledge, people's previous relationship with oil exploration, trust in public and private stakeholders, belief in citizens' influence and CCS perception. The results showed that the previous history of the community with oil companies is an important factor influencing people's perception of private companies in general and CCS projects in particular. Another relevant social factor is the sense of empowerment in some communities that may respond with riots and obstruction of the project if they feel harmed by the companies. The results also suggest that communication can be a relevant factor for CCS perception, correcting some wrong assumptions about the technology. It is important to educate people not only about CCS but also about climate change and other environmental issues and, ethically, address all aspects, positive and negative, of CCS im-plementation. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/26388-9 - Transitions in Energy History: development and new perspectives about the natural gas in Brazil
Grantee:Drielli Peyerl
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Young Researchers
FAPESP's process: 17/18208-8 - Transitions in energy history: development and new perspectives about the natural gas in Brazil
Grantee:Drielli Peyerl
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants