Target 4 – Sustainable production and consumption

By 2020, at the latest, governments, business and stakeholders at all levels have taken steps to achieve or have implemented plans for sustainable production and consumption and have kept the impacts of use of natural resources well within safe ecological limits.

Key message

IPLCs have much to contribute to this goal, offering many examples of how diverse local economies built on traditional and local knowledge, institutions, practices, cultures and values can achieve sustainable development. Through their community land use plans and territorial management plans (or “Life Plans”), many IPLCs work to ensure that the use of natural resources within their lands and territories is kept within safe ecological limits. Indigenous peoples’ and community-based organisations are also playing an important role in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of compliance with sustainability standards in commodity supply chains.

Summary of progress towards the target