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

Ocean Arks International

OAI 1981 Falmouth MA USA G

Ocean Energy Europe

EU-OEA 2006 Brussels Belgium D

Offshore Pollution Liability Association

OPOL 1974 London UK D


1975 Amersfoort Netherlands F ey Corporations, Companies, International Federations

Oil and Gas Industry Energy Access Platform

EAP Vienna Austria F y International Federations

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

OGCI 2014 E


1996 Port Harcourt Nigeria F

OneWorld South Asia

OWSA 1999 Delhi India K Human Rights Organizations

Organisation de la ruralité et du milieu européen

ORME 1996 D

Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators

OOCUR 2002 Georgetown Guyana D g IGOs

Organization for Tropical Studies

OTS 1963 Durham NC USA G

OSGP Alliance

2006 Groningen Netherlands C

Overseas Development Institute

ODI 1960 London UK G j Humanitarian Organizations, Institutes

Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference

S c Conference Series

Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

PCREEE 2014 Nuku'alofa Tonga D g IGOs

Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology International

PACON 1982 Honolulu HI USA S c Conference Series

Pacific Environment

1987 San Francisco CA USA G

Pacific Institute for Resource Management

PIRM 1984 Wellington New Zealand G j Institutes

Pacific Institute of Resource Management, Wellington

PIRM 1984 Wellington New Zealand G j Institutes

Pacific Power Association

PPA 1992 Suva Fiji D

Pacific Resource Exchange Center, Osaka

PREX 1990 Osaka Japan N

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning

PREL 1990 Honolulu HI USA N

Pacific Rim Consortium in Energy, Combustion, and the Environment


Pan-European Infrastructure for Ocean and Marine Data Management

SeaDataNet Plouzané France E


2008 E

Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy

1960 T g Treaties, IGOs

Partnership for Acid Drainage Remediation in Europe

PADRE Sydney NS Canada K

Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles

PCFV 2002 Nairobi Kenya E y International Federations

Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport Foundation

SLoCaT Foundation 2014 F fy International Federations, Foundations

Passive and Low-Energy Architecture

PLEA International 1981 London UK F v

People and Plants International

PPI 1992 Bristol VT USA F v

PepsiCo Foundation

N f Foundations


1894 Brussels Belgium B y International Federations

Planetary Association for Clean Energy

PACE 1975 Ottawa ON Canada F

Plant Resources of South-East Asia

PROSEA Association 1990 Bogor Indonesia D

Plastic Change

Hellerup Denmark G

Plastic Pollution Coalition

2009 Berkeley CA USA J

PMAPS International Society

1986 Istanbul Turkey E c Conference Series

Power Institute for East and Southern Africa

PIESA 1998 Ferndale South Africa D j Institutes

Powering Past Coal Alliance

2017 London UK C g IGOs

PRACTICA Foundation

2001 Papendrecht Netherlands G f Foundations


2009 Brussels Belgium J

Principles Relevant to the Use of Nuclear Power Sources in Outer Space

1992 T g Treaties, IGOs

Project Gaia

Gettysburg PA USA F

Project Group for Technical Development Cooperation

1977 Ghent Belgium G


1999 Amsterdam Netherlands E



Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment

PAME 1993 Akureyri Iceland E g IGOs

Protocol Additional to the Convention for the Protection of the Rhine from Pollution by Chlorides

1991 T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Agreement on the Conservation of Common Natural Resources

1982 T g Treaties, IGOs