A main outcome of the Forum is that it will provide an opportunity to analyze successes and shortfalls in the progress made during the first five years of the implementation of the Partnerships and to strengthen the global commitments on promotion of understanding and reducing landslide disaster risk. This includes also a renewed commitment on the part of the Partners to the ISDR-ICL Partnerships. In addition, specific strategies, actions and initiatives could emerge from the Forum to meeting the targets of the Partnerships through enhanced research and capacity building for landslide risk reduction, coupled with social and financial investment and to driving implementation of the Partnership further over the following five years until 2025.
The establishment of a stable global framework to implement further the ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015-2025 and pursue and enhance thereafter efforts towards landslide risk reduction is being examined by organizing partners of WLF5. When the idea of the Kyoto 2020 Commitment of the World Landslide Community will be supported by the participants of WLF5, it may be signed at the venue of the Kyoto Protocol at COP3 in 1997 and the First International Symposium on Landslide Control in 1972. The current zero draft is below.
“The Kyoto 2020 Commitment of the World Landslide Community” (Zero Draft)
The effects of climate change and the progress of urbanization shall intensify the landslide risk to human settlements in mountainous and coastal areas in many countries after 2025. In the perspective of the Fifth World Landslide Forum (WLF 5) to be held on 2-6 November 2020 at Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan, an opportunity must be found to mobilize in the medium and long term a global alliance which will accelerate and incentivize action for landslide disaster risk reduction. The Kyoto 2020 Commitment of the World Landslide Community is suggested to be achieved in WLF 5 in order to serve this purpose. The aim of this commitment is to establish a stable global framework to implement further the ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015-2025 and pursue and enhance thereafter efforts towards landslide disaster risk reduction.
This commitment to promote global landslide disaster risk reduction will be signed by all parties who will attend the WLF 5 and who will be ready to voluntarily commit to this initiative as a contribution to the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.