The McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law (MJSDL) has been known to the McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (JSDLP).

MJSDL is a biannual peer-reviewed law journal published by the McGill University Faculty of Law . The journal provides a forum for the exchange of ideas on the intersection of law, development, the environment, economics, and society. [1]

About the Journal

Previously known as the McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (JSDLP), this journal is now known as the McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law (MJSDL). In 2016, the paper went through a rebranding in the wake of the Paris Agreement , which marked a new moment of hope for the letter and the spirit of the law to finally be raised before the greatest challenges of the 21st century. MJSDL believes this name is the most important issue in the world, and it is important for this issue. [2]

The journal was established in 2005 as the International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy. It covers legal issues pertaining to sustainable development . [3] Its founding editor-in-chiefwas Michelle Toering Sanders. The JSDLP’s inaugural issue was released at a time of opportunity and anticipation in the fight against climate change. It was the first meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, and the 11th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Montreal in 2005. The Late Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Gonthier, founding member of our advisory board, provided a beautiful introductory note on the proper role of law for that unique moment in our history. The subsequent edition JSDLP 2: 1 was a special issue on climate change and sustainable development, dedicated to the challenges surrounding the Kyoto Protocol. Much has occurred between 2005 and now. The failure of the world to respect the Kyoto Protocol’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (known as the Sustainable Development Goals), followed by the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement at COP21, and eventually by lightning ratification by all major emitters; more signatories in a year than the Kyoto Protocol had received in a decade. It was in 2016, after a decade of waiting, under the hope and perspective of the Paris Agreement that the newspaper was ready to focus its attention.[2]


  1. Jump up^ „About the MJSDL“ . Retrieved July 26, 2017 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b MJSDL Volume 13: Issue 1 (2017-2018) / RDDDM Volume 13: Number 1 (2017-2018) .
  3. Jump up^ „HeinOnline Coverage: Flights 1-9 (2005-2013)“ . Retrieved May 27, 2014 .