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 Nuclear Societies Council

INSC 1990 F

International Ocean Noise Coalition

IONC 2002 Wädenswil Switzerland F y

International Office for Water

IOW 1991 Paris France E

International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds

IOPC Funds 1978 London UK F fg

International Oil Spill Conference

IOSC 1969 Washington DC USA S c

International Organization for Educational Development

IOED 2014 Delhi India G v

International Organization for Standardization

ISO 1947 Vernier Switzerland B

International Orienteering Federation

IOF 1961 Karlstad Sweden C

International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation

IPEEC 2009 Paris France E g

International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy

IPHE 2003 Grenoble France F

International Passive House Association

iPHA 2010 Darmstadt Germany C

International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association

IPIECA 1974 London UK F yt

International Pollutants Elimination Network

IPEN 1998 Gothenburg Sweden F

International Private Infrastructure Association

IPIA 2004 Chevy Chase MD USA G

International Project Finance Association

IPFA 1998 London UK D

International Public Relations Network

IPRN 1995 Madrid Spain F

International Rafting Federation

IRF 1997 Cape Town South Africa C

International Recovery Foundation

IRF Zurich Switzerland F f

International Renewable Energy Agency

IRENA 2009 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates B g

International Renewable Energy Alliance

Ren Alliance 2004 Bonn Germany F y

International Research Center for Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO

IRCAI 2020 Ljubljana Slovenia J g

International Research Center for Energy and Economic Development

ICEED 1974 Boulder CO USA G

International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies

LCS-RNet 2009 Hayama Japan F y

International Resources for Fairer Trade, India

IRFT 1995 Mumbai India G

International Rubber Study Group

IRSG 1944 Singapore Singapore C g

International Salvage Union

ISU 1926 London UK D y

International Science Council

ISC 2018 Paris France A y

International Senior Lawyers Project

ISLP 2000 New York NY USA G

International Ski Mountaineering Federation

ISMF 1999 Mondovì Italy C

International Smart Grid Action Network

ISGAN 2010 Vienna Austria E g

International Society for Construction with Alternative Materials

ISCOWA 1992 Leuven Belgium D v

International Society for Digital Earth

ISDE 2004 Beijing China D

International Society for Environmental Protection

ISEP 1987 Vienna Austria D

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 Alexandria VA USA C y

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 Kansas City KS 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 Gurugram India C g

International Solar Energy Society

ISES 1954 Freiburg Germany B

International Solid Waste Association

ISWA 1931 Rotterdam Netherlands B

International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association

ISHA 2006 University Park PA USA E c

International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis

Pyro S c

International Symposium on Electrokinetic Remediation


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


International Symposium on Society and Resource Management

ISSRM 1986 S c