Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy

Affordable & Clean Energy

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Working towards this goal is especially important as it interlinks with other Sustainable Development Goals. Focusing on universal access to energy, increased energy efficiency and the increased use of renewable energy through new economic and job opportunities is crucial to creating more sustainable and inclusive communities and resilience to environmental issues like climate change.

At the current time, there are approximately 3 billion people who lack access to clean-cooking solutions and are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution. Additionally, slightly less than 1 billion people are functioning without electricity and 50% of them are found in Sub-Saharan Africa alone. Fortunately, progress has been made in the past decade regarding the use of renewable electricity from water, solar and wind power and the ratio of energy used per unit of GDP is also declining.

However, the challenge is far from being solved and there needs to be more access to clean fuel and technology and more progress needs to be made regarding integrating renewable energy into end-use applications in buildings, transport and industry. Public and private investments in energy also need to be increased and there needs to be more focus on regulatory frameworks and innovative business models to transform the world’s energy systems.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

Africa Clean Energy Group


Africa Energy Forum


Africa Ministry Resources

AMR Weltevreden Park South Africa G

African Commission on Nuclear Energy

AFCONE 2010 Nairobi Kenya E g IGOs

African Energy Commission

AFREC 2008 Algiers Algeria E g IGOs

AHEAD Energy

1988 Rochester NY USA G

Alliance to Save Energy

ASE 1977 Washington DC USA G

American Nuclear Society

ANS 1954 La Grange Park IL USA G

Arab Atomic Energy Agency

AAEA 1988 Tunis Tunisia D g IGOs

Arab Energy Club

AEC 2208 Beirut Lebanon G Clubs

Arab Group for the Protection of Nature

APN 2003 Amman Jordan E

Artfactories - International Resource Platform for Independent Art Spaces

2007 Toulouse France G

ASEAN Centre for Energy

ACE 1999 Jakarta Indonesia E g IGOs

Asian Resource Foundation

ARF 1996 Bangkok Thailand G f Foundations

Asociación Iberoamericana de Entidades Reguladoras de la Energia

ARIAE 2000 Madrid Spain D

Association of European Energy Exchanges

EUROPEX Brussels Belgium D

Association of Power Exchanges

APEx 1996 Audubon PA USA D

Bioenergy Institute

ITEBE 1997 Lons-le-Saunier France G j Institutes

BioTrade Initiative

1996 Geneva Switzerland E

Canadian Arctic Resources Committee

CARC 1971 Ottawa ON Canada N

Caribbean Solar Energy Society

CSES St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago D

Central African Power Pool

CAPP 2003 Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville F

Central American Solar Energy Project

CASEP 1991 Charlottesville VA USA G

Church Resource Ministries

CRM 1980 Anaheim CA USA N

Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards


Council of European Energy Regulators

CEER 2000 Brussels Belgium E

East Africa Power Pool

EAPP 2005 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g IGOs

Electric Power Council of the CIS

Moscow Russia E g IGOs

Energy and Resources Institute

TERI 1974 Delhi India G j Institutes

Energy Charter

Brussels Belgium E gy International Federations, European Union Bodies, IGOs

Energy Drinks Europe

EDE 2010 Brussels Belgium D

Energy Institute

EI 2003 London UK G jy International Federations, Institutes

Energy Regulators Association of East Africa

EREA Dar es Salaam Tanzania UR D

Energy Regulators Regional Association

ERRA 2000 Budapest Hungary D

Energy Union

Brussels Belgium J gp IGOs

Euroheat and Power

EHP 1954 Brussels Belgium D

European Association for Coal and Lignite

EURACOAL 1953 Brussels Belgium E

European Association for Storage of Energy

EASE Brussels Belgium D

European Association of medium-sized energy companies

2008 Graz Austria G

European Atomic Energy Society

EAES 1954 D g IGOs

European Biodiesel Board

EBB 1997 Brussels Belgium D

European Committee for Future Accelerators

ECFA 1963 Geneva Switzerland E

European Committee of Manufacturers of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics

CEMEP 1991 Brussels Belgium E

European Confederation of Fuel Distributors

ECFD 2003 Brussels Belgium F

European Energy Centre

EEC 1975 J

European Energy Forum

EEF 1979 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

European European Association for Hydrogen and fuel cells and Electro-mobility in European Regions

HyER 2008 Brussels Belgium D g IGOs

European Fluid Power Committee

CETOP 1962 Frankfurt-Main Germany D

European Fuel Oxygenates Association

EFOA 1984 Brussels Belgium E

European Geothermal Energy Council

EGEC 1998 Brussels Belgium E