Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy

Affordable & Clean Energy

Goal 7 is about ensuring access to clean and affordable energy, which is key to the development of agriculture, business, communications, education, healthcare and transportation.

The world continues to advance towards sustainable energy targets – but not fast enough. At the current pace, about 660 million people will still lack access to electricity and close to 2 billion people will still rely on polluting fuels and technologies for cooking by 2030.

Our everyday life depends on reliable and affordable energy. And yet the consumption of energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions.

From 2015 to 2021, the proportion of the global population with access to electricity has increased from 87 per cent to 91 per cent.

Ensuring universal access to affordable electricity by 2030 means investing in clean energy sources such as solar, wind and thermal. Expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology to provide clean energy in all developing countries is a crucial goal that can both encourage growth and help the environment.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

International Federation of Landscape Architects

IFLA 1948 Brussels Belgium B

International Flame Research Foundation

IFRF 1948 Sheffield UK F f

International Fluid Power Conference

S c

International Fluid Power Society

IFPS 1960 Cherry Hill NJ USA N

International Forestry and Resources Institutions

IFRI 1992 Ann Arbor MI USA G

International Forum on Sustainable Value Chains

ISVC 2013 Horgen Switzerland F

International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation

IFNEC 2007 F g

International Fuel and Power Association

IFPA 1989 Moscow Russia D

International Fuel Quality Center

IFQC 1998 Houston TX USA F

International Fuel Tax Association


International Gas Union

IGU 1931 London UK C y

International Generator Technical Community


International Geothermal Association

IGA 1988 Bonn Germany C

International Green Automotive Lightweight Technology Alliance

IALTA 2014 Shanghai China J

International Green Energy Council

IGEC Washington DC USA N

International Grid Trust Federation


International Ground Source Heat Pump Association


International Ground Water Modelling Center

IGWMC 1978 Princeton NJ USA G

International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre

IGRAC Delft Netherlands E

International Group of Research Reactors

IGORR 1989 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance France E

International HCH and Pesticides Association

IHPA 1998 Holte Denmark D

International Heat Flow Commission

IHFC 1963 Genoa Italy E v

International Hydropower Association

IHA 1995 London UK C

International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment

iiSBE 2001 Ottawa ON Canada F

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

IIASA 1972 Laxenburg Austria D j

International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research

I2CCNER 2010 Fukuoka Japan G j

International Institute for Energy Conservation

IIEC 1984 F j

International Institute for Energy Conservation - Europe

IIEC-Europe 1993 London UK K j

International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction

IIIRR Calgary AB Canada D

International Institute for Sustainable Development

IISD 1990 Winnipeg MB Canada F j

International Institute of Administrative Sciences

IIAS 1930 Brussels Belgium B jy

International Institute of Innovative Acoustic Emission

I3AE Kyoto Japan C j

International Institute of Inspiration Economy

IIIE 2015 Hamad Town Bahrain D j

International Institute of Noise Control Engineering

IINCE 1974 Zagreb Croatia C j

International Institute of Refrigeration

IIR 1908 Paris France B gj

International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association

IKECA 1989 Philadelphia PA USA N

International Labour Organization

ILO 1919 Geneva Switzerland B g

International Lignin Institute

ILI 1991 Orbe Switzerland E j

International Lithosphere Program

ILP 1980 Columbia MO USA F

International Livestock Research Institute

ILRI 1995 Nairobi Kenya E gj

International Maritime Organization

IMO 1948 London UK B g

International Methane Emission Observatory

IMEO 2021 J g

International Microwave Power Institute

IMPI 1965 Mechanicsville VA USA F jv

International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance

INIVE 2001 Sint-Stevens-Woluwe Belgium F

International Network for Safety Assurance of Fuel Cycle Industries

INSAF 2000 J t

International Network for Sustainable Energy

INFORSE 1992 Aarhus Denmark F y

International Network of Resource Information Centers

INRIC 1982 Cornish NH USA F

International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy

ENERGIA 1995 The Hague Netherlands F

International Nuclear Energy Academy

1993 Atlanta GA USA F v

International Nuclear Societies Council

INSC 1990 F