LIFE Standard on Sustainable Territorial Management
The LIFE Standard on Sustainable Territorial Management defines Environmental, Economic, Social, Cultural and Governance Principles, criteria and indicators. With its application, public and private organizations, in rural and urban contexts, can assess their contribution to the sustainability of the territory where they operate.
With the application of the Standard by user organizations and the establishment of a Territorial Committee, it is possible to map the actors, assess the level of user engagement, carry out a diagnosis of territorial sustainability and monitor its long term evolution.
Applied through the LIFE Territorial Software, each user organization identifies and evaluates its role in the transition to a new model of sustainable development, participatory governance and commitment to shared responsibility.
ABOUT THE LIFE STANDARD ON SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL MANAGEMENT
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.
FINAL VERSION OF THE STANDARD
Click here to access the final version of LIFE Standard on Sustainable Territorial Management.
Additionally, this document presents verifiers and references to help meet the indicators of the LIFE Standard on Sustainable Territorial Management. The information regarding the establishment of the Territorial Committee is available in this document.
FIRST ROUND OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION
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.
SECOND ROUND OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION
The 2nd Public Consultation of the International Standard on Sustainable Territorial Management was opened between the 1st and 30th of March, 2021.
During this round, 212 comments from 15 institutions were received, with 6 countries involved.
This publication gathers information and details of all stages and people involved during the development of the LIFE Standard on Sustainable Territorial Management.