Through a comparative and qualitative analysis, the working paper considers key issues of CCS legal and regulatory frameworks domestically and globally. This paper consists of four parts. The first part briefly introduces the latest development of CCS projects in China, and describes the challenges to developing the CCS legal and regulatory framework in this country. The second part examines the legal and regulatory experiences in the EU, Britain, Australia, the U.S. and Canada, and identifies four key regulatory issues: the path of developing regulatory framework on CCS; the conflicts of rights for CCS projects; the permitting process and information disclosure; and liability during the post-closure period. The third section discusses lessons learned from international experience that China can apply to establish its own framework. The third section offers the following recommendations: 1) to select different legal approaches based on different regulatory stages of CCS; 2) to deal with rights conflicts by applying principles of affirming rights, setting up a requirement to reach agreement with other rights holders as an anterior procedure and seeking civil mediation; 3) to integrate regulatory components for the full life cycle of a CCS project, and to define the CCS project permitting process and information disclosure policy; and 4) to establish procedural rules of post-closure period, including how to address liability issues. The last part puts forward specific suggestions for multiple stakeholders--law/policy makers, regulators, project operators and the public. CCS is still a technology with a degree of uncertainty, which means the legal and regulatory framework targeting CCS will continue to evolve. To this end, it deserves more in-depth research in the coming decades.