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Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 15:00 - 16:00 at UNU-IAS in Yokohama

Status of CCS Technology in Japan and Brazil: A Comparative Analysis
by George Câmara
UNU-IAS PhD Fellow
Polytechnic of the Federal University of the Bahia (UFBA), Brazil


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Seminar Description
Seminar language: English

This presentation will provide a comparative analysis of the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology status in Japan and Brazil. Japan’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions trends 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. The methodology used to carry out this analysis was based on literature review, and a field survey was conducted for collecting primary data via visits to organizations and experts. This data was supplemented by a patents deposits analysis on CCS in both countries in the last twenty Regarding the legal framework for climate change, and especially for CCS, it is possible to verify the responses to the main internationals decisions in Japan. In Brazil, however, this has not been the case. CCS activities occur in a different way in both 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.
Programme

15:00 - 15:30 Status of CCS Technology in Japan and Brazil: A Comparative Analysis
George Câmara, PhD Fellow, UNU-IAS and PhD Candidate, Polytechnic of the Federal University of the Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
15:30 - 16:00 Discussion
Chair: Jose Puppim de Oliveira, UNU-IAS Assistant Director


Video and Audio Podcasts

Opening Remarks
Jose Puppim de Oliveira, Assistant Director, UNU-IAS

[Archived Video- 2 minutes];

Status of CCS Technology in Japan and Brazil: A Comparative Analysis
George Câmara, PhD Fellow, UNU-IAS and PhD Candidate, Polytechnic of the Federal University of the Bahia (UFBA), Brazil
[Archived Video- 37 minutes]; [Archived Audio- 37 minutes]

Discussion
[Archived Video- 24 minutes]; [Archived Audio- 24 minutes]


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Speaker's Biography

George Câmara is currently a PhD candidate in the Industrial Engineering Program (PEI) at the Polytechnic School, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and a doctoral fellow (internship) at United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) in Yokohama, Japan. He is conducting research on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies applications in Brazil and the status of CCS technologies in Japan. The objective of his research is to analyse CCS technologies from governance, strategic, technical and economic perspectives, and to discuss the application of CCS technologies in Brazil, specifically in the State of Bahia. He was trained as a Civil Engineer by the Polytechnic School of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and a Safety Engineer, also by UFBA. He also undertook postgraduate studies in Geoprocessing at UFBA and in Innovation at the State University of Bahia (UNEB), and received an MSc in Regulation of the Energy Industry from Salvador University (UNIFACS) supported by Oil and Gas National Agency (ANP). Currently, his research is supported by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES).
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