Law, Justice and Development Week (LJD Week) is an annual event organized by the Legal
Vice Presidency of the World Bank in collaboration with the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development, an international knowledge exchange platform of over 170 partners engaged in legal aspects of development. The conference draws over 1,000 participants and convenes a broad community of development professionals who use law and justice tools to battle poverty and boost shared prosperity.
December 5-6: Climate change days
The theme for the first two days of the conference is Law, Climate Change and Development.
Sessions will be organized into two parallel tracks, one emphasizing legal issues arising in adaptation to the changes shaping our global climate, and the other on issues around mitigation to climate impacts.
Within the two streams, sessions will address both specific and cross-cutting issues.
Link to Climate Change Days below for more details.
December 7: IFI Day
The third day is devoted to sessions that will explore issues common to many or most International Financial Institutions.
December 8: Global Forum Day
The fourth day is devoted to any issue of interest to partners of the Global Forum for Law, Justice and Development, including but not limited to climate change.
Timeline for proposals
Proposals are being solicited from partners of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and
Development; World Bank and IFI staff; and leading public and private institutions involved
in legal aspects of climate change.
- The deadline for submission of proposals is May 27.
- Decisions on proposals will be made by June 15.
- Materials and speakers for sessions will be finalized by October 31.