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


1995 Brussels Belgium F

FIM Africa

1998 E

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


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

Freecycle Network

2003 Tucson AZ USA N

FRIEND / Hindu Kush-Himalayan

HKH-FRIEND 1996 Kathmandu Nepal K g

Friends of the Earth International

FoEI 1971 Amsterdam Netherlands F y


1989 Brussels Belgium D

Future of Rural Energy in Europe

FREE 2010 J

Gas Infrastructure Europe

GIE 2002 Brussels Belgium D

Gas Technology Institute

GTI 1941 Des Plaines IL USA G j

Generation Climate Europe


Generation IV International Forum

GIF 2001 Boulogne-Billancourt France F gy


1991 Brussels Belgium D


1976 Aubagne France G

Global 100% RE

Bonn Germany F y

Global Alliance for Energy Productivity

2015 Washington DC USA E y

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

GAIA 2000 Quezon City Philippines C

Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace

GAMIP Geneva Switzerland C v

Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative

GLAFRI 2015 Düsseldorf Germany C

Global Bioenergy Partnership

GBEP 2005 Rome Italy E g

Global Biomass Network Project

Grand Forks ND USA F

Global BrightLight Foundation

Naples FL USA G f

Global Cabin Air Quality Executive

GCAQE 2006 Horsham UK C

Global CCS Institute

2009 Melbourne VIC Australia C j

Global Clean Water Desalination Alliance

GCWDA 2015 C

Global Commons Institute, London

1991 London UK G j

Global Community Monitor

GCM 2001 El Cerrito CA USA G

Global Coral Reef Alliance

GCRA 1990 Cambridge MA USA N

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

GCoM 2016 Brussels Belgium F