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Webinar Series: Public engagement, education and outreach for CCS. Part 2: CCS education in developing countries – a case study on South Africa

16th October 2016

Topic(s): Public engagement

The second webinar in the public engagement, education and outreach for CCS Series took a more in-depth look at CCS education, specifically the creation and delivery of CCS education programs within developing countries.

Education has long been recognised as a critical component in understanding how science, society, and adaptation influence thinking about issues impacting our climate. As an emerging technology with an important role to play in shaping our low carbon energy future, CCS plays a role in our teaching around these topics in both developed and developing countries.

In this webinar, geochemist and renowned CCS education professional Sallie Greenberg, PhD, was joined by the Stakeholder Engagement Team from the South African Centre for Carbon Capture & Storage (SACCCS) to discuss the key learnings and experiences highlighted in, CCS education in developing countries a recent guidance paper for the Global CCS Institute.

Drawing on learning from existing CCS education initiatives and good practice from the wider education literature, Dr Greenberg highlighted areas of universal approach while facing particular challenges when working in the context of a developing country. Ms Polly Modiko, the Head of Stakeholder Engagement at SACCCS, then introduced the comprehensive program of education and outreach activities that the SACCCS team have been developing to support exploration of opportunities for an onshore Pilot CO2 Storage Project (PCSP) in South Africa.

This entire Webinar Series has been designed to hear directly from the experts and project practitioners researching and delivering public engagement, education and outreach best practice for CCS. This second Webinar combined elements of education research with real world application and discussion, showcasing important learnings, and concluding with links to further education resources for those wishing to learn more.  

Here is a recording of the webinar and a browsable version of the slides used in the presentation:

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