About the Conference

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. Today, the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) provides substantive support and capacity-building for the SDGs and their related thematic issues, including water, energy, climate, oceans, urbanization, transport, science and technology, the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), partnerships and Small Island Developing States. DSDG plays a key role in the evaluation of the UN systemwide implementation of the 2030 Agenda and in advocacy and outreach activities relating to the SDGs. To make the 2030 Agenda a reality, broad ownership of the SDGs must translate into a strong commitment by all stakeholders to implement the global goals. DSDG aims to help facilitate this engagement.

Based on The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2023: Special Edition provides a powerful call to action, presenting a candid assessment of the SDGs based on the latest data and estimates. While highlighting the existing gaps and urging the world to redouble its efforts, the report also emphasizes the immense potential for success through strong political will and the utilization of available technologies, resources, and knowledge. Together, the global community can reignite progress towards achieving the SDGs and create a brighter future for all. According to the report, the impacts of the climate crisis, the war in Ukraine, a weak global economy, and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have revealed weaknesses and hindered progress towards the Goals. The report further warns that while lack of progress is universal, it is the world’s poorest and most vulnerable who are experiencing the worst effects of these unprecedented global challenges. It also points out areas that need urgent action to rescue the SDGs and deliver meaningful progress for people and the planet by 2030.

Achieving the SDGs requires public support in effective planning, implementation, and evaluation in achieving all of these sustainable development goals. Higher education plays a strategic role in increasing the credibility of policies, programs implementation, monitoring, and evaluating the achievements of SDGs at the local, national, and international levels. Likewise, the State University of Surabaya through the Directorate of Ranking and Publication Innovation continues to strive to activate programs to support the achievement of the SDGs. One of them is through international conference activities, in this case, it can be used as a forum for exchanging ideas and programs and facilitating all groups in disseminating research results related to SDGs both from within the country and abroad. Many high-quality studies have been carried out by universities that have contributed to the SDGs. Research, comparative studies, survey-based or case-based, that describes the achievement of the SDGs which then ends with recommendations. Recommendations often require universities to play a more prominent role in developing the SDGs. This is because universities are considered living laboratories in sustainable development, and their activities can have a multiplier effect in the field that other institutions may not have. Research results produced by universities should be published and read by many audiences. This conference is expected to be a bridge to promote the work of higher education and increase the number of universities committed to SDGs. In addition, universities are expected to lead the process of transforming activities to reduce negative impacts on the environment and ensure the adoption of a sustainable development model. Therefore, by holding The 1st International Conference on SDGs for Sustainable Future (ICSSF) with the theme “Enhancing a Strategic of Environmental Sciences and Renewable Energy for the Future of SDGs in Higher Education" it is hoped that it can provide a platform for all people, especially all academics in Higher Education to continue to contribute to support the achievement of the SDGs through scientific discussions, program exchanges, dissemination and publication of research results related to the SDGs.


Create a forum where experts, academics, practitioners, and related stakeholders can share their knowledge and experience in the field of sustainable development; Provide opportunities for participants to establish relationships and build partnerships within the framework of greater collaboration in the field of sustainable development; And Increase understanding of research and review in the context of sustainable development so that it can be used as a tool to measure and analyze the impact of research in the field of sustainability development.

Theme and Scopes

The theme of The 1st International Conference on SDGs for Sustainable Future (ICSSF) 2024 is “Enhancing a Strategic of Environmental Sciences and Renewable Energy for the Future of SDGs in Higher Education

a. 6 Indicator UI Green Metric:
1. Setting and Infrastructure
2. Energy and Climate Change
3. Waste
4. Water
5. Transportation
6. Education and Research

b. 17 SDGs:
1. No poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well Being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry Innovation and infrastructure
10. Reduced inequalities
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Clime Action
14. Life Below Water
16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
17. Partnerships for the Goals