The Fifth World Landslide Forum and progress of the open access book series for Kyoto Landslide Commitment 2020 | SpringerLink
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"The Fifth World Landslide Forum (WLF5) was organized on 2–6 November 2021 in Kyoto, Japan. WLF5 was initially planned to be organized on 2–6 November 2020, and the Kyoto Landslide Commitment 2020 was planned to be launched in November 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to postpone WLF5 by one year to November 2021. However, the launching of the Kyoto Landslide Commitment 2020 (KLC2020) and paper submission for WLF5 proceeded as initially planned. Two thematic issues of Journal “Landslides” titled as “Sendai Landslide Partnerships 2015–2025” were published in October and November 2020. The launching session of the Kyoto Landslide Commitment 2020 was organized on 5 November 2020. After the greeting sessions and panel discussion, the Kyoto Landslide Commitment 2020 was launched by all participants from 90 signatory organizations (Sassa 2021a).
The papers submitted to the six themes of WLF5 were reviewed, revised, accepted and published in six volumes of books, “Understanding and Reducing Landslide Disaster Risk,” (Vol.1-Vol.6) in January 2021. Organization of WLF5 progressed during 2021 with hopes of a primarily in-person event. However, the COVID-19 situation around the World and in Japan did not allow the face-to-face conference even in September–October 2021. Then, the Organizing Committee of WLF5 decided to organize the Forum in a hybrid mode (onsite, online-virtual, and pre-recorded modes). This Preface reports the greeting session and the high-level panel discussion “Review of KLC2020 and the way forward” in the hybrid Fifth World Landslide Forum-Implementing and Monitoring the Sendai Landslide Partnerships 2015–2025 — Voluntary contribution to the Sendai Framework 2015–2025 and the Agenda 2030-Sustainable Development Goals. Other activities including the list of all speakers, countries, and presentation titles in parallel sessions are reported in the category of News/Kyoto Commitment...."