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CCS and Community Engagement


World Resources Institute

This publication is the product of a carbon dioxide capture and storage stakeholder process convened by the World Resources Institute (WRI) in 2009. It draws on and adapts WRI’s research on community engagement by extractive industries in developing countries. The document provides principles for engagement, including (1) understand the local community context, (2) exchange information about the project, (3) identify an appropriate level of engagement, (4) discuss risks and benefits, and (5) continue the engagement over time. Each principle is discussed in the context of regulators, local decision makers and project developers.