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Launching Session of the Kyoto Landslide Commitment 2020 (KLC2020)

Date: 5 November (Thursday) 2020 (online virtual meeting)
Time: 23:00-01:00 PST (4 to 5 Nov.), 8:00-10:00 CET, 16:00-18:00 JST (120min)
Participants: Representatives of KLC2020 signatories

To identify and recognize all participating organizations in the Commitment as KLC2020 partners.
All signatories of KLC2020 including the first group of signatories in September 2019 will meet for the first time. This online virtual meeting will constitute the base of joint activities to be undertaken after launch.

To organize the panel discussion to launch and develop the Kyoto 2020 Commitment for global promotion of Understanding and Reducing Landslide Disaster Risk (KLC2020) and to establish the KLC2020 Secretariat.

To adopt the Formal Declaration of the Launching of KLC2020 and the Establishment of KLC2020 Secretariat by all participating signatories.


Introductory session: 8:00-8:30 AM in CET

Identification and recognition of each participating signatory as a KLC2020 partner
Each signatory organization is requested to submit an introduction (1,500-3,000 characters) of the organization, the activities and possible contribution to KLC2020 by 5 September 2020 to the ICL secretariat . This introduction is combined into one file and distributed to all participants representing signatories of KLC 2020 before the Session. During this introductory session, each participant will therefore have the opportunity to recognize fellow partners. The introduction of KLC 2020 partners will be published in a series of issues of JournalLandslidesin 2021.
Group photo
A group photo will be taken as a screen shot of the online session system.
Each participant will be requested to send his/her good quality photo to the secretariat. The secretariat will publish the photo, name, affiliation, country of all participating representatives of signatories in an article to report the launching session of KLC2020 in the Januaryissue of the JournalLandslidesin 2021.

High-level panel discussion session to launch KLC2020: 8:30-9:50 AM in CET
Greeting messages: Signatories from ICL supporting organizations
(UN organizations, global stakeholders, governments, academia)
Panel discussionby panelists representing KLC2020 signatories
Keynote Speech: Outline of KLC2020, Landslide Research Frontier (Landslide-induced tsunami)
Remarks from panelists: The initial activities of KLC2020 and the strategy for the further development of KLC2020 to WLF5 in 2021 and later.

Formal declaration of the launching of KLC2020 and the establishment of KLC2020 secretariat, and Closure: 9:50-10:00 AM in CET


Nov 05, 2020


2:00 am - 4:00 am