Status of CCS technology in Japan and Brazil: A comparative analysis

  • DATE / TIME:
    2012•06•26    15:00 - 16:00

    This seminar, by UNU-IAS PhD Fellow George Câmara, will provide a comparative analysis of the status of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in Japan and Brazil. Japan’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trend is declining, while in Brazil it is increasing.

    Among environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), the potential of GHG mitigation through CCS has gained prominence. The research identifies the main activities and positions of the actors involved in CCS technology implementation in Japan and Brazil, and contrasts and compares reasons for the large-scale use of CCS technologies in the two countries.

    CCS activities occur in a different way in the two countries. In Japan, the public sector participates effectively together with the private sector and civil society. In Brazil, CCS activities are conducted by the private sector which is pushing civil society, particularly academia. Currently, Japan is focusing on CCS capture technologies, while Brazil is focusing on CCS storage technologies. In summary, the CCS framework in Japan has been conducted more efficiently than in Brazil.

    For further information, please visit the seminar page on the UNU-IAS website.