The relation between cultural structures and risk perception: How does social acceptance of carbon capture and storage emerge?

Farid Karimi, Arho Toikka

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Abstract

In this research, the highly controversial Carbon Capture and Storage technology is scrutinized from the cultural structures perspective. We argue that it is crucial to have a richer understanding of where public opinion on the technology comes from, and we develop a model that helps to understanding this.

We use survey data provided by the Eurobarometer. Also, six cross-cultural dimensions developed by Hofstede are used. Lastly, two indices, Risk Acceptance and Self-Benefit, are used to design a regression model to argue that public acceptance and risk perception of the novel technology is not a simple case of information transfer and knowledge dissemination.

We provide a framework for analysts and policy makers who wish to understand why and how societies and social actors challenge and contest the technology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7087-7095
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume63
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Risk perception
  • CCS
  • national culture
  • climate change
  • carbon capture and storage
  • cross-cultural dimmensions

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