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

Kitayushu International Techno-cooperative Association

KITA 1980 Kitakyushu Japan G

Kofi Annan Foundation

Geneva Switzerland G f

Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization

KEDO 1995 E g

Kuwait Regional Convention for Cooperation on the Protection on the Marine Environment from Pollution

1978 Safat Kuwait T g

Labour Law Research Network

LLRN 2011 F jy

Land Tenure Center, Madison WI

LTC 1962 Madison WI USA N

Landcare International

LI Nairobi Kenya F


Berlin Germany E

Latin American Art Resource Project

LAARP 1995 Washington DC USA G

Latin American Energy Organization

1973 Quito Ecuador D g

Latin American Quality Institute

LAQI 2001 Panama Panama D j

Leave it in the Ground Coalition

LINGO 2011 Radebeul Germany J


2016 Sollentuna Sweden J v

Let There Be Light International

2014 North Haven CT USA G

Let's Promote Europe

LPE 2019 Saarbrücken Germany J

Lifeline Energy

1998 London UK G f

Lighting Urban Community International

LUCI 2002 Lyon France F


2012 Brussels Belgium D t

Liquid Gas Europe

1968 Brussels Belgium D t


2004 Colombo Sri Lanka D

Live Working Association

LWA Poznań Poland D

Local Employment Trading/Energy Transfer System

LETSystems 1987 Maleny QLD Australia F

Long-term Infrastructure Investors Association

LTIIA 2014 Paris France C

Low Carbon Asia Research Network

LoCARNet 2012 Hayama Japan F

Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative

LCTPi Geneva Switzerland E

Low Power Radio Association

LPRA Hornchurch UK D


Berlin Germany D

Lux Pacifica - Association of Lighting Societies

Lux Pacifica Tokyo Japan C

Maghreb-Mashreq Alliance for Water

1993 Casablanca Morocco D

Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate

MEF 2009 Washington DC USA F g

MARCOGAZ - Technical Association of the European Gas Industry

1968 Brussels Belgium E yt

Measuring Network of Wind Energy Institutes

MEASNET 1997 Madrid Spain F

MED POL - Programme for the Assessment and Control of Marine Pollution in the Mediterranean

MED POL 1975 Athens Greece E g


1992 Paris La Défense France F y

medico international

1968 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Mediterranean Action Plan

MAP 1975 Athens Greece F g

Mediterranean Network of Basin Organisations

MENBO 2002 Valencia Spain E

Mediterranean Oil Industry Group

MOIG 1992 Tunis Tunisia F t

Mediterranean Trust Fund

MTF 1979 Athens Greece E fg



Men's Resources International

MRI 2004 Springfield MA USA G

Microenergia - Micro Business Habitat

2001 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Middle East Lighting Association

MELA 2012 Valletta Malta D

Middle East Solar Industry Association

MESIA 2009 G t

Middle Eastern Regional Radioisotope Centre for the Arab Countries

MERRCAC 1963 Giza Egypt E g

Movin'On Sustainable Mobility Fund

2018 Clermont-Ferrand France G

Mundus maris

2010 Brussels Belgium F

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association International Foundation

NRECA International Foundation 1960 Arlington VA USA N

Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association

NGVA Europe 1994 Brussels Belgium D t

Natural Resource Governance Institute

NRGI 2013 New York NY USA F