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 Technical Meeting of the Nuclear Industries

Basel Switzerland S ct

International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application

S c

International Telecommunication Union

ITU 1985 Geneva Switzerland B g

International Telecommunications Energy Conference


International Thorium Energy Organisation

IThEO Strövelstorp Sweden J

International Topical Conference on High-Power Electron and Ion-Beam Research and Technology

S c

International Trade Union "Elektroprofsoyuz"

Electrounion 1991 Moscow Russia D t

International Trade Union Alliance of Public Utilities, Local Industry and Services Workers

Moscow Russia D t

International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations

IUAPPA 1964 Burgess Hill UK C y

International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences

IUAES 1948 Osaka Japan B

International Union of Property Owners

1923 Brussels Belgium C

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 1990 London UK C

International Water Management Institute

IWMI 1984 Colombo Sri Lanka E j

International Water Power Consortium

IWPC 1997 J gp

International Water Resources Association

IWRA 1971 Nanterre France B

International WaterCentre

IWC 2005 Nathan QLD Australia G

International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network

IW-LEARN Paris France F

International Windship Association

IWSA 2014 London UK D

International Workshop on Railway Noise

IWRN 1976 S c

International Young Nature Friends

IYNF 1975 Prague Czechia C

International Youth Council

IYC 2007 G

International Zeolite Association

IZA 1967 Caen France C v

International Zinc Association

IZA 1990 Brussels Belgium C yt

Internationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wasserwerke im Rheineinzugsgebiet

IAWR 1970 Düsseldorf Germany D

Internationale Gesellschaft für Elektrosmog-Forschung

IGEF 1990 Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain N

Internationale Kommission zum Schutz der Oder gegen Verunreinigung

IKSOgV 1996 Wroclaw Poland E g

Internationales Biogas und Bioenergie Kompetenzzentrum

IBBK 2001 Kirchberg-Jagst Germany N

Internationally Shared Aquifer Resources Management

ISARM 2000 Delft Netherlands E

Interstate Federation of Atomic Energy Workers' Unions

Moscow Russia D

INTI - Energies Solidaires

INTI Nantes France G

IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific

WESTPAC 1979 Bangkok Thailand K g

Irrigation Association

IA Falls Church VA USA G

ISEA Foundation

New York NY USA G f

ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute

ISEAS 1968 Singapore Singapore G j

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector

ICD 1999 Jeddah Saudi Arabia K g

Islands and Small States Institute, Malta

ISSI 1989 Msida Malta E j

Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo

ISMed 1981 Naples Italy G j

ITER International Fusion Energy Organization

ITER Organization Saint-Paul-lez-Durance France D g


1968 London UK B

IWA Asia Pacific Region Grouping


Japan Pacific Resource Network

JPRN 1985 Oakland CA USA N

Jesuit Conference of European Provincials

JCEP Brussels Belgium F

JesuitenWeltweit Deutschland

Nuremberg Germany G

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

1997 T g

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

JINR 1956 Dubna Russia F gj

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

KIMO International

1990 Lerwick UK D