International Standard on Sustainable Territorial Management

2nd Public Consultation

The 2nd Public Consultation of the International Standard on Sustainable Territorial Management was performed between the 1st and 30th of  March, 2021.

To access the draft version of the Standard, its Principles, Criteria, and indicators that were under consultation, click here.

The Public Report with information regarding this consultation will be available soon in our website.



The 1st Public Consultation of the International Standard on Sustainable Territorial Management was opened between May, 20th – July, 19th, 2020.

During this 1st round, 177 comments from 52 institutions were received,  with 9 countries involved.

Click here to access the Public synopsis including contributions and comments received during the 1st Public Consultation. Its  Portuguese version is available here.



The most significant challenges faced in the search for sustainability are issues that happen in large scales and surpass the individual or organizational ability to act. The same way, essential ecological processes occurs in territorial level, outdistancing the limits of farms or even cities.

To deal efficiently with deforestation reduction, food security, pest and disease control, urban sustainability, among others, searching always for the human well-being, it is necessary to expand the scale of analysis and involve several stakeholders.

Ensuring connectivity among environments and ecological integrity in large scale are essential for maintaining economy and productive systems, as well as our existence as society.

Therefore, it is important to develop an international standard for territorial management that scale up the analysis and open opportunities for converging actions to achieve positive social, economic and environmental outcomes for territorial sustainability.