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Resistance against developing of Direct Air Capture : the case of the Netherlands

Ali mouri, Pouyan (2023) Resistance against developing of Direct Air Capture : the case of the Netherlands.

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Abstract:In recent years, the concept of carbon capture technology has emerged as a promising strategy in our ongoing battle against climate change. One particularly noteworthy avenue is Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology, which offers a means to extract carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. In the context of the Netherlands, we have undertaken a comprehensive exploration of the resistance encountered in the adoption and diffusion of DAC technology, employing the insightful Multi-Level Perspective (MLP) framework. As a result, we effectively categorized the various barriers hindering the widespread acceptance of DAC technology into three distinct dimensions: environmental concerns, social resistance, and energy consumption. To further our understanding and provide a visual representation of the complex interplay between these factors, we constructed a robust Fuzzy Cognitive Map (FCM). This dynamic model serves as a cognitive diagram that illustrates the intricate connections and relationships between the barriers, solutions, and influential drivers affecting the advancement of DAC technology in the Netherlands. Taking inspiration from the MLP framework, we developed four distinct scenarios within the FCM to simulate potential trajectories for the DAC technology's evolution. The FCM results showed that knowledge effect (scientific and general) play in the promotion of DAC technology in the Netherlands.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
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