Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Hukkinen, Janne Ilmari
Organisation HY
Project title Risk governance of carbon dioxide capture and storage (RICCS)
Decision No. 140830
Decision date 23.08.2010
Funding period 01.01.2011 - 31.12.2014
Funding 450 000
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Project description
The aim of the project was to enhance the reliability, adaptiveness and acceptability of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technologies by engaging the general public, technology developers and policy-makers in an early-stage appraisal of risks related to CCS. We have mapped CCS-related risks at the level of experts, decision-makers and the general public in selected European countries. We have identified an institutional lock-in that prevents the implementation of new CCS technologies. We present legal and regulatory recommendations for breaking the lock-in. We have also identified cultural and perceptual characteristics across European nations that influence the acceptability of CCS. We have developed novel methodologies for (1) determining cognitive-institutional lock-ins in the development and implementation of contested new technologies and (2) mapping cultural characteristics that influence the acceptability of contested new technologies.