Climate Change Research ›› 2016, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (4): 348-354.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2015.208

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Research on Policy and Legislation of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage in China

Huang Ying, Liao Cuiping, Zhao Daiqing   

  1. Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510640, China
  • Received:2015-11-24 Revised:2016-01-15 Online:2016-07-30 Published:2016-07-30
  • Contact: Ying Huang


Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) was widely acknowledged as one of the most important technologies that can reduce CO2 emissions in large scale. In order to promote the development and application of CCUS, the major developed economies, such as EU, UK, and USA, have been actively advocating the institutionalization and standardization of CCUS implementation. This paper summarizes the CCUS relevant international regulations, systematically reviews the policies and legislations of advanced developed countries, and analyzes the legal system and CCUS regulation situation of China. By comparing the domestic CCUS policy environment of developed countries, it is showing that there is a relatively complicated process for China to establish the special legislations and policies of CCUS. By using the experience of developed countries and regions for reference, China should build the CCUS public law system focusing on the definition of CO2, the identification of CCUS project jurisdiction, the division of the ownership and responsibility, intellectual property rights transfer and protection, the establishment of uniform technical standers and related incentive policies, and the establishment of systematic legal framework. The improvement of CCUS policy and legislation environment will effectively promote the healthy development of CCUS in China.

Key words: CCUS, international regulations, policy, legislation

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