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

European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association


European Water and Wastewater Industry Association

Aqua Europa 1977 Brussels Belgium D t

European Water Resources Association

EWRA 1991 Athens Greece D

European Water Treatment Association

EWTA Brussels Belgium D

European Wireless Infrastructure Association

EWIA Brussels Belgium J

European Working Group on Acoustic Emission

EWGAE 1972 Warsaw Poland D c

European X-ray Spectrometry Association

EXSA 2004 Budapest Hungary D

Euroshore International

1998 Brussels Belgium D

EUROSOLAR - European Association for Renewable Energy

1988 Bonn Germany D

EuroSpill Association

2004 Petersfield UK E y

EuroTech Universities Alliance

Brussels Belgium D

Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance

EXPRA 2013 Brussels Belgium D

Fair Trade Resource Network

FTRN 2001 Philadelphia PA USA N t

Farm Europe

Brussels Belgium F

Federação Latino-Americana de Analise Bioenergética

FLAAB 1996 G

Federación de Partidos Verdes de las Américas

FPVA 1997 Mexico City Mexico D

Federación Interamericana del Cemento

FICEM 1973 Bogota Colombia D

Federación Latinoamericana de Ciudades, Municipios y Asociaciones de Gobiernos Locales

FLACMA 1981 Mexico City Mexico D

Fédération européenne des cadres de l'énergie et de la recherche

FECER 1992 Paris France D

Fédération européenne des grossistes en appareils sanitaires et de chauffage

FEST 1958 Zaventem Belgium D t

Fédération européenne du commerce chimique

Fecc 1954 Brussels Belgium D

Fédération internationale des clubs de motorhomes

FICM 1976 Arras France D

Federation of European Microbiological Societies

FEMS 1974 Delft Netherlands D y


1995 Brussels Belgium F

FIM Africa

1998 E

FIWARE Foundation

2016 Berlin Germany F f

flow induced noise and vibration issues and aspects

flinovia J c

Fluid Power Net International

FPNI 1998 F

Focusing Resources on Effective School Health

FRESH 2000 Paris France E g


2000 Kamloops BC Canada G

Fondation énergies pour le monde

1986 Paris France G f

Fondation Énergies pour le Monde

Fondem 1990 Paris France G

Fondation internationale du Banc d'Arguin

FIBA 1986 Arles France G f

Fondazione Mediterranea

1985 Ragusa Italy G f

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO 1945 Rome Italy B g

Food and Land Use Coalition

FOLU 2017 J y

Food for Life Global

FFL 1974 Kamnik Slovenia E

Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network

FANRPAN 1997 Pretoria South Africa E

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

FCPF Washington DC USA F gy

Forum international pour l'exploitation forestière

FIEF 1998 Kinshasa Congo DR G

Forum of Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities

HAPUA 1981 Jakarta Indonesia F g

Fossil Fuel Foundation of Africa

FFF 1994 Johannesburg South Africa F f

Fossil Fuels Forum

Brussels Belgium E g

Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure

FFII 1998 Berlin Germany F f

Foundation of International Servant Leadership Exchange Association

ISEA Foundation Incheon Korea Rep G f

Framework Agreement for the Conservation of Living Marine Resources on the High Seas of the South Pacific

Galapagos Agreement 2000 T g

Franciscans International

FI 1985 Geneva Switzerland F

Free Trade Europa

Stockholm Sweden J t

Freecycle Network

2003 Tucson AZ USA N

FRIEND / Hindu Kush-Himalayan

HKH-FRIEND 1996 Kathmandu Nepal K g