The global Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of urban and rural areas. Based on World Bank Data in 2020, the poverty level of the world experiences an increase for the first time in over 20 years. About 100 million people are currently living in poverty. In addition to the global pandemic, overpopulation also adds up to the amount of poverty.

As a response to those issues, there is a need to control the number of poverties by arranging some sustainable development programs that are based on the 17 points of UN's Sustainable Development Goals: (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) Climate Action, (14) Life Below Water, (15) Life on Land, (16) Peace, Justice, and Strong Institution: and (17) Partnership for the Goals. With these goals in mind, it becomes necessary to organize an international seminar to disseminate, discuss and develop sustainable programs that can:

a. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
b. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
c. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
d. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
e. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
f. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
g. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
h. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all


B. Theme:

Equitable Environment and Resource Management for Poverty Alleviation

C. Focus and Scope:
The 1st SCU Sustainability International Conference (SSIC) has 4 main aspects to offer, they are the development for:<br>

1. Balanced Environment
a.    Inclusive and sustainable growth of the environment
b.   Pollution/ emission/ environmental contamination/ carbon footprint
c.    Climate change/ ecological system/ green infrastructure/  spatial planning
d.   Waste/ energy/ agricultural/ natural resource (infrastructure)
e.    Public policy/ conservation development/  equitable placemaking
f.    Management improvement of water and other natural resources

2. Communities and Well-Being
a. Human prosperity and social development (including stunting and humanitarian programs)
b. Human nutrition/ public health/ food security and safety/ resilience/ quality of life
c. Community development/ participatory planning/ gender mainstreaming
d. Local culture/ environmental psychology/ environmental behavioral upgrading
e. Public communication/ education
f. Empowerment of people living in poverty

3. Circular Economy
a. Rural development and poverty eradication
b. Best practices of economic development strategy
c. Innovations for fast-growing economy
d. Growth of recycle/ blue economy/ green economy/ value chain/ digital economy
e. Resource productivity & innovation/ sustainable business model
f. Sustainable products/ consumers education
g. Develop and implement rapid and sustained growth policies and programs
h. Engagement in business trades as a path out of poverty

4. Technology
a. Recent updates on environmental technology for sustainability
b. Recent updates on community and wellbeing technology
c. Recent updates on circular economy technology
d. Recent access to technology and innovation with affordable energy resources
e. Best practices on digital technology divides

D. Objectives:
The 1st Sustainability International Conference (SSIC) with the theme on Equitable Environment and Resource Management for Poverty Alleviation organized by Central Java’s Agency of Regional Development (Bappeda-Jateng) & Research and Community Service Centre (LPPM) of Soegijapranata Catholic University aims to respond to the global poverty issues which are related to the 3 Pillars of Sustainability: (1) Environmental Pillar: Recent updates or developing new technology that reduces environmental effect related to the carbon footprint of developing area, (2) Social Pillar: Initiatives promoting the well-being, health, and safety of communities, (3) Economic Pillar: Initiatives that ensure businesses and development can thrive while making these long-term positive impacts.