Ccop Co2 Storage Mapping Program (ccs-m)

CCOP CO2 Storage Mapping Program (CCS-M)

CCS-M Indonesia Case Study: Workshop on Public Engagement of CCS Projects (C1W2)  4-7 Nov 2015, Surabaya, Indonesia

 

The CCOP Technical Secretariat in cooperation with the Geological Agency  Indonesia supported by PT Pertamina, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Global CCS Institute,  has conducted C1W2 in Surabaya, Indonesia on 4-7 November 2015.  The Workshop  was  designed to be practical, with focus on developing the knowledge and capacities of the participants.  The objectives are to learn from experiences of CCS projects concerning the role that public engagement and communication play in the success and failure of CCS Projects.  The Workshop will look deeper into the experiences of public outreach practices (lessons learned) of various CCS Projects and how these can be applied in the CCOP region.  A field trip is also planned to visit the Gundih CCS Project area.  

 

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The Workshop on Public Engagement of the CCS Mapping Project was attended by 70 participants of CCOP Member Countries and resource persons, notably from Australia and also from Indonesia, observer and the CCOP member countries.   Indonesia is very proud of being selected again by CCOP to be the venue of this Workshop.  In February 2015, the Workshop on CCS-Mapping : Indonesia Case Study (C1W1) was also successfully conducted in Bali, Indonesia. CCS-Mapping’s activities continues to compliment the efforts of the Geological Agency Indonesia, working closely with various national research agencies, PERTAMINA, and ITB, in searching for the appropriate technologies that can be applied for the safe storage, and use of CO2 to enhance oil and gas recovery.

 

The public and society at large are key players in the development and implementation of CO2 capture, use and storage (CCS) technologies, and the planning for public engagement and outreach is critical to the acceptance CCS. In recognition to this, strategies for outreach and public engagement in CCS Projects have been identified as crucial elements of government policies regarding the implementation of CCS Projects.

 

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Dr. Adichat given talking points as Director CCOP TS. “PUBLIC Engagement (PE) is as important as the technical, financial and legal aspects of any project, much more to a CCS

Project- a technology that at present, is not clearly understood by the general public. Therefore, this PE workshop is an integral part of CCS-M. Through Public Engagement, an Opportunity exists to educate the public about the CCS technology and why the United Nations and many scientific communities support it as an important climate change mitigation technology”, Dr. Adichat said.

 

Mr. Rudy Suhendar from Geological Agency as acting for Permanent Representative of Indonesia to CCOP addressed warmest welcoming speech. He said “The Workshop has expected to mark another milestone in CCOP with very prestigious partners that vigorously advocates for CCS-M as one of the options required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, both from the power generations and industrial sources. Under the auspice of   Director CCOP-TS, Dr. Adichat Surinkum, the entire CCOP Member Countries and Organizations put the rest on your shoulder for the improvement and advancement of the CCOP”.

 

Aware of these issues, C1W2 is designed to be practical, with focus on developing the knowledge and capacities of the participants from the CCOP member countries. The objectives are to learn from experiences of CCS projects concerning the role that public engagement and communication play in the success and failure of CCS Projects. The Workshop would look deeper into the experiences and detailed case studies of public outreach practices (lessons learned) of various CCS Projects. Invited resource persons coming from Australia, Europe, Indonesia and other CCOP member countries.

 

(Joko Parwata)