What is NEARCO2?
NEARCO2 stands for NEw pARticipation and communication strategies for neighbours of CO2 capture and storage operations.
The purpose of this project is to develop effective strategies for:
- Objective communication to stakeholders and the public at large about risks and advantages of CO2 capture and storage.
- Involving stakeholders and the public in local decision-making on CCS projects.
NEARCO2 is a European project. It runs from April 2009 until the end of June 2011.
NearCO2 is sponsored by DG Research of the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. All project partners are highly qualified research institutes from European member states, with backgrounds in energy and/or social studies of science and technology.
The partners involved in the project have no vested interest in CCS or any other energy technology. However, to ensure the policy relevance of the project, views from national policy makers on CCS will be put forward in the Advisory Board.