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

1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter

LC Prot 1996 1996 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

5 Gyres Institute

5GYRES Santa Monica CA USA G Institutes

5G Infrastructure Association

5G IA Brussels Belgium E

A.SPIRE

Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Across

1972 Nairobi Kenya E

Additional Protocol to the Convention of 31 January 1963 Supplementary to the Paris Convention of 29 July 1960 on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy

1964 T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy

1964 T g Treaties, IGOs

Africa Clean Energy Group

AFRICLEG Orlando FL USA G

Africa Energy Forum

AEF S c Conference Series

Africa Infrastructure Foundation

1995 Lagos Nigeria N f Foundations

Africa Ministry Resources

AMR Weltevreden Park South Africa G

Africa Resources Trust

1990 Pretoria South Africa G

African Centre for Applied Forestry Research and Development

1994 Yaoundé Cameroon G

African Coalition for Sustainable Energy and Access

ACSEA 2016 Nairobi Kenya J

African Commission on Nuclear Energy

AFCONE 2010 Nairobi Kenya E g IGOs

African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

1968 T g Treaties, IGOs

African Energy Commission

AFREC 2008 Algiers Algeria E g IGOs

African Energy Policy Research Network

AFREPREN/FWD 1987 Nairobi Kenya F v

African Forum for Utility Regulators

AFUR 2002 Pretoria South Africa F

African Highland Initiative Eco-regional Programme

AHI 1995 Kampala Uganda F

African Marine Waste Network

AMWN 2016 Kenton-on-Sea South Africa G

African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education

ANAFE 1993 Nairobi Kenya F

African Renewable Energy Alliance

AREA 2009 D

African Research and Resource Forum

ARRF 2002 Nairobi Kenya F

African Resources Watch

AFREWATCH 2013 Lubumbashi Congo DR G

African Wind Energy Association

AfriWEA 2002 Darling South Africa D

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

ACER 2009 Ljubljana Slovenia E g European Union Bodies, IGOs

Agreed Declaration Relating to Atomic Energy

1945 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement as to Disposition of Rights in Atomic Energy Inventions

1956 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Cooperation in Taking Measures Against Pollution of the Sea by Oil

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Cooperation to Ensure Compliance with the Regulations for Preventing the Pollution of the Sea by Oil

1967 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Cooperative Research in Reactor Science

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Application of the Agreement of 11 February 1977, in the Field of Gas-cooled Reactor Concepts and Technology

1977 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Regulations of Lake Inari by Means of the Kaitakoski Hydro - Electric Power Station and Dam

1959 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement for cooperation in dealing with pollution of the North Sea by oil and other harmful substances

Bonn Agreement 1983 London UK F gy International Federations, Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

Agreement for the Transfer of a Training Reactor and Enriched Uranium

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Administrative Arrangements for the Perk Thnot - Cambodia - Power and Irrigation Development Project

1968 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on an International Energy Program

1974 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the South-East Pacific by Hydrocarbons or other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency

1981 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Research Participation and Technical Exchange in the In-pile CABRI and Annular Core Pulsed Reactor Research Programs Related to Fast Reactor Safety

1978 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Exploitation and Conservation of the Maritime Resources of the South Pacific

1952 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'Analysis of Organic Micropollutants in Water'

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'research into Physico-chemical Behaviour of Sulphur Dioxide in the Atmosphere'

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'sewage Sludge Processing'

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Atomic Energy Agency

1959 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Agri-Energy Roundtable

AER 1980 Washington DC USA G

Agrion

2006 Paris France F

Agronomes et vétérinaires sans frontières

AVSF Nogent-sur-Marne France G

AHEAD Energy

1988 Rochester NY USA G

Air and Waste Management Association

A and WMA 1907 Pittsburgh PA USA N Professional Bodies

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