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 Society for Hydrothermal Techniques

1969 Cuntis Spain D v

international Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transport infrastructures

iSMARTi 2003 B

International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure

ISHMII Winnipeg MB Canada D

International Society for Trenchless Technology

ISTT 1986 London UK C y International Federations

International Society for Tropical Ecology

ISTE 1956 Varanasi India B

International Society of Environmental Botanists

ISEB 1994 Lucknow India G v

International Society of Exposure Science

ISES 1989 Herndon VA USA G v

International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate

ISIAQ 1992 Herndon VA USA C

International Society of Nuclear Air Treatment Technology

ISNATT 1990 Southeastern PA USA N

International Soil Conservation Organization

ISCO 1983 Honolulu HI USA F

International Solar Alliance

ISA 2015 Haryana India C g IGOs

International Solar Energy Society

ISES 1954 Freiburg Germany B

International Solid Waste Association

ISWA 1931 Vienna Austria B

International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association

ISHA University Park PA USA E c Conference Series

International Sustainable Energy Organization

ISEO 2002 Geneva Switzerland D

International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis

Pyro S c

International Symposium on Electrokinetic Remediation

EREM S c Conference Series

International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Minerals Production

SWEMP S c Conference Series

International Symposium on Noise in Physical Systems

Washington DC USA S c Conference Series

International Symposium on Society and Resource Management

ISSRM S c Conference Series

International Symposium on Wind Energy Systems

Bedford UK S c Conference Series

International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation

ITOPF 1968 London UK B

International Technical Meeting of the Nuclear Industries

Basel Switzerland S c Conference Series

International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application

S c Conference Series

International Telecommunications Energy Conference

INTELEC S c Conference Series

International Thorium Energy Organisation

IThEO Strövelstorp Sweden J

International Topical Conference on High-Power Electron and Ion-Beam Research and Technology

S c Conference Series

International Trade Union Alliance of Public Utilities, Local Industry and Services Workers

Moscow Russia D Trade and Labour Unions

International Trade Union Elektroprofsoyuz

Electrounion 1991 Moscow Russia D Trade and Labour Unions

International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

IUCN 1948 Gland Switzerland A y International Federations

International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations

IUAPPA 1964 Burgess Hill UK C y International Federations

International Union of Geological Sciences

IUGS 1961 Beijing China A y International Federations

International Utilities Revenue Protection Association

IURPA 1990 Orlando FL USA N

International Waste Working Group

IWWG 2002 Hamburg Germany E

International Water and Resource Economics Consortium

IWREC Riverside CA USA E v

International Water Association

IWA 1999 London UK C

International Water Power Consortium

IWPC 1997 J gp IGOs

International Water Resources Association

IWRA 1971 Nanterre France B

International WaterCentre

IWC Brisbane Australia G

International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network

IW-LEARN Bratislava Slovakia F

International Windship Association

IWSA 2014 Maidstone UK D

International Workshop on Railway Noise

IWRN 1976 S c

Internationally Shared Aquifer Resources Management

ISARM 2000 Delft Netherlands E

Interstate Federation of Atomic Energy Workers' Unions

Moscow Russia D Intergovernmental Communities, Trade and Labour Unions

IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific

WESTPAC 1979 Bangkok Thailand K g IGOs

IPEN

1998 Berkeley CA USA F

Irrigation Association

IA Falls Church VA USA G

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

ICD 1999 Jeddah Saudi Arabia K g IGOs

ITER International Fusion Energy Organization

ITER Organization Saint-Paul-lez-Durance France D g IGOs

IWA Asia Pacific Region Grouping

IWA-ASPIRE London UK E

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