REES Brown Bag Seminar: Dr. Sven Anders, University of Alberta – Thursday, September 28, 2023

Date(s) - 28/09/2023
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
550 General Services Building, 550 General Services Building University of Alberta , Edmonton Alberta

Title: Public Support for Carbon Removal and the Issue of Cross-border Transport of CO2

Speaker: Sven Anders, Professor, Department of REES, University of Alberta

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023

Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: GSB 550


Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) of CO2 has become an indispensable technology to reach 2050 net-zero targets. To reach ambitious policy objectives for carbon removal requires cost efficient linkages of industrial polluters and available storage sinks by means of cross-border CO2 transport infrastructure. This paper presents results of multifactorial vignette experiments in four European countries and Canada to disentangle the impact of cross-border CO2 transport on individuals’ acceptance and fairness evaluations of CCS. While cross-border CO2 transport may increase the cost-efficiency of CCS, we find its perceived unfairness to clearly hinder public acceptance of CCS.

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