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

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning

PREL 1990 Honolulu HI USA N

Pacific Rim Consortium in Energy, Combustion, and the Environment

PARCON Irvine CA USA D

Pacific Science Association

PSA 1920 Honolulu HI USA C

Pan-European Infrastructure for Ocean and Marine Data Management

SeaDataNet Plouzané France E

PANGEA

2008 E

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

1960 T g

Partnership for Acid Drainage Remediation in Europe

PADRE Sydney NS Canada K

Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles

PCFV 2002 Nairobi Kenya E y

Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport Foundation

SLoCaT Foundation 2014 F fy

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

PIANC

1894 Brussels Belgium B y

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 Istanbul Turkey E c

Power Institute for East and Southern Africa

PIESA 1998 Ferndale South Africa D j

Powering Past Coal Alliance

London UK C g

PRACTICA Foundation

2001 Papendrecht Netherlands G f

PRIME ALLIANCE

2009 Brussels Belgium J

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

1992 T g

Programa Latinoamericano del Carbono

PLAC 1999 Caracas DF Venezuela K g

Project Gaia

Gettysburg PA USA F

Projektgroep voor Technische Ontwikkelingssamenwerking

PROTOS 1977 Ghent Belgium G

PROLINNOVA

1999 Amsterdam Netherlands E

PROMITHEASNET

F

Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment

PAME 1993 Akureyri Iceland E g

ProTerra Foundation

2012 Bilthoven Netherlands F f

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

1991 T g

Protocol Agreement on the Conservation of Common Natural Resources

1982 T g

Protocol Amending the Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft

1983 T g

Protocol Amending the Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-based Sources, Kuwait

1990 Safat Kuwait T g

Protocol Amending the Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-based Sources, Paris

1986 T g

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Marine Pollution in Cases of Emergency in the Eastern African Region

1985 Victoria Mahe Seychelles T g

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Oil Spills in the Wider Caribbean Region

1983 Kingston Jamaica T g

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Pollution Emergencies in the South Pacific Region

1986 Apia Samoa T g

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Pollution in Cases of Emergency

1981 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire T g

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency

1976 Athens Greece T g

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, in Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea

2002 Athens Greece T g

Protocol Concerning Marine Pollution Resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf

1989 Safat Kuwait T g

Protocol Concerning Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities

1999 Kingston Jamaica T g

Protocol Concerning Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Case of Emergency

1982 Jeddah Saudi Arabia T g

Protocol Concerning Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency

1978 Safat Kuwait T g

Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft

1976 Athens Greece T g

Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the South Pacific Region by Dumping

1986 Apia Samoa T g

Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution from Land-based Sources

LBS protocol 1980 T g

Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities

1996 T g

Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf and the Seabed and its Subsoil

1994 Athens Greece T g

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