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 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


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


Japan Pacific Resource Network

JPRN 1985 Oakland CA USA N

Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

1997 T g Treaties, IGOs

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

JINR 1956 Dubna Russia F gj Institutes, IGOs

Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries

Development Committee 1974 Washington DC USA E g Funds, IGOs

Kofi Annan Foundation

Geneva Switzerland G f Foundations

Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization

KEDO 1995 E g IGOs

Kuwait Regional Convention for Cooperation on the Protection on the Marine Environment from Pollution

1978 Safat Kuwait T g Treaties, IGOs

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization

LVFO 1994 Jinja Uganda E g IGOs

Land Tenure Center, Madison WI

LTC 1962 Madison WI USA N

Landcare International

LI Nairobi Kenya F

Laserlab Europe

Berlin Germany E

Latin American Art Resource Project

LAARP 1995 Washington DC USA G

Latin American Carbon Program

1999 Caracas Venezuela K g IGOs

Latin American Energy Organization

1973 Quito Ecuador D g IGOs

Latin American Federation of Cities, Municipalities and Associations of Local Governments

1981 Mexico City Mexico D

Latin American Wind Energy Association

LAWEA 2007 Guadalajara Mexico D

Latin-American Association of Economy of the Energy

2011 D

Leave it in the Ground Coalition

LINGO 2011 Radebeul Germany J

LEDS Global Partnership

LEDS GP 2011 F y International Federations

Let There Be Light International

2014 North Haven CT USA G

Lifeline Energy

1998 London UK G f Foundations

Lighting Urban Community International

LUCI 2002 Lyon France F


2012 Brussels Belgium D

Liquid Gas Europe

1968 Brussels Belgium D


2004 Colombo Sri Lanka D

Live Working Association

LWA Poznan Poland D

Local Authorities International Environmental Organization

1990 Lerwick UK D

Local Employment Trading/Energy Transfer System

LETSystems 1987 Maleny Australia F

Long-term Infrastructure Investors Association

LTIIA 2014 Paris France C

Low Carbon Asia Research Network

LoCARNet 2012 Hayama Japan F