This study looks at the linkages between dams and climate change. It analyses the climate change legal regime as represented by the UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change and its Kyoto Protocol and attempts to highlight the relevance of its provisions, decisions and processes to the planning, appraisal, design, construction, operation and
decommissioning of dams. Secondly, it provides some ideas into how the conclusions of the World Commission on Dams on the linkages between dams and climate change can be placed on the agenda of the Climate Change Convention process and taken on board in the deliberations.