Risk reduction policies
As member of the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) the Chair is signatory of the ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnership 2015-2025 for global promotion of understanding and reducing disaster risk, launched by the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL). The Sendai Partnership was accepted and signed during the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai (March 11-15th 2015).
During the 4th World Landslide Forum (WLF4), held in Ljubljana from May 29th-June 2nd 2017, the Chair has contributed to the "Ljubljana Declaration" on Landslide Risk Reduction, together with all of the participants to the forum, as a further commitment on the part of the global landslide community to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
The Chair also participated to the World Conference "Mobilizing the UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences for political action towards the 2030 Agenda", held in Geneva from July 5th-7th 2017, where the "Geneva Milestone" was signed. In this document guidelines is described how the UNESCO Chairs can contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for a Sustainable Development, by means of the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs).
Furthermore, as a member of the ICL, the Chair is also contributing to the drafting of the “Kyoto 2020 commitment”, which will be signed together with all of the participants during the 5 th World Forum on Landslides , scheduled in Kyoto for 2020. This commitment is aimed at a further promotion of the Sendai Partenrship for Disaster Risk Reduction.