International Standard on Sustainable Territorial Management

1st Public Consultation

The 1st Public Consultation of the International Standard on Sustainable Territorial Management is open.

If you wish to contribute, please submit your answers by July 19th, 2020. Click here to access the form and contribute.

The draft version of the Standard’s Principles and Criteria 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.