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

International Conference on Applied Robotics for the Power Industry

CARPI 2010 S c

International Conference on Baltic Sea System Analysis - Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Management in the Baltic Region

S gc Conference Series, IGOs

International Conference on Carbon for Energy Storage and Environment Protection

CESEP S c Conference Series

International Conference on Chemical Reactors

CHEMREACTOR S c

International Conference on Emerging Contaminants

EmCon S c

International Conference on Energy, Materials and Nanotechnology

EMN 2008 S c

International Conference on Energy, Materials and Photonics

EMP S c

International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation

WasteEng S c

International Conference on Environmental Contamination

Edinburgh UK S c Conference Series

International Conference on Future Energy Concepts

London UK S c Conference Series

International Conference on Gas-Liquid and Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactor Engineering

GLS Rugby UK S c Conference Series

International Conference on High Energy Density Sciences

HEDS S c

International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharges and Coastal Environment

S c

International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant

ICMGP S c Conference Series

International Conference on Nondestructive Evaluation in the Nuclear Industry

Washington DC USA S c Conference Series

International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering

CPESE 2014 S c

International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries

RRB S c

International Conferences on Waste Minimization and Clean Technology

Los Angeles CA USA S c Conference Series

International Congress on Catalysis and Automotive Pollution Control

CAPoC S c Conference Series

International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments

BWM 2004 2004 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

MARPOL 1973 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships as Modified by the Protocol of 1978

1978 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil

OILPOL 1954 T g Treaties, IGOs

International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage

BUNKERS 2001 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

CLC 1969 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea

HNS 1996 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness Response and Cooperation

OPRC 1990 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

International convention on responsibility and compensation for damage linked to marine transport of noxious and potentially dangerous substances

1996 T g Treaties, IGOs

International Convention on Salvage

1989 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships

2001 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties

INTERVENTION 1969 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

International Cooperative Programme on Integrated Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Ecosystems

ICP-IM Helsinki Finland E

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

ICES 1902 Copenhagen Denmark C g IGOs

International Council on Clean Transportation

ICCT Washington DC USA C

International Council on Large Electric Systems

1921 Paris France C

International Council on Surgical Plume

ICSP Clarence NY USA N

International Dark-Sky Association

IDA 1988 Tucson AZ USA G v

International Desalination Association

IDA 1984 Topsfield MA USA C

International District Energy Association

IDEA 1909 Westborough MA USA G

International Economic Association Interatomenergo

IEA Interatomenergo 1973 Moscow Russia D eg Corporations, Companies, IGOs

International Electric Propulsion Conference

IEPC S c Conference Series

International Electrical Research Exchange

IERE 1968 Tokyo Japan F

International Electrotechnical Commission

IEC 1906 Geneva Switzerland C

International Emissions Trading Association

IETA 1999 Geneva Switzerland D

International Energy Agency

IEA 1974 Paris France E g IGOs

International Energy and Mines Organization

IEMO 1996 Montreuil France F

International Energy Charter

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

International Energy Credit Association

IECA 1923 Mount Laurel NJ USA F v

International Energy Forum

IEF Riyadh Saudi Arabia F g IGOs

International Energy Foundation

IEF 1989 Tripoli Libyan AJ F f Foundations

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