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

Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport Foundation

SLoCaT Foundation 2014 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek F fy

Passive and Low-Energy Architecture

PLEA International 1981 Waging am See Germany F v

People and Plants International

PPI 1992 Bristol VT USA F v

PepsiCo Foundation

Purchase NY USA G f

PIANC

1894 Brussels B y

Planetary Association for Clean Energy

PACE 1975 Ottawa ON 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 Turkey E c

Power Institute for East and Southern Africa

PIESA 1998 Ferndale South Africa D j

Powering Past Coal Alliance

PPCA London 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

Private Investors for Africa

PIA 2001 Brussels J

Programa Latinoamericano del Carbono

PLAC 1999 Caracas 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 E g

ProTerra Foundation

2012 Bilthoven 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 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

Dumping Protocol 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 and Activities

LBS Protocol 1980 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

Protocol for the Protection of the South East Pacific Against Radioactive Contamination

1989 Quito Ecuador T g

Protocol for the Protection of the Southeast Pacific Against Pollution from Land-based Sources

1983 Quito Ecuador T g

Protocol of 1973 to the International Convention Relating to Intervention of the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties

1973 London UK T g

Protocol of 1997 to Amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as Modified by the Protocol of 1978 Relating Thereto

MARPOL PROT 1997 1997 London UK T g

Protocol of 2010 to Amend the International Convention of Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea

HNS PROT 2010 2010 London UK T g

Protocol on Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Black Sea Marine Environment by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Emergency Situations

1992 Istanbul Turkey T g

Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

Kiev protocol 2003 Geneva Switzerland T g

Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Cooperation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances

OPRC-HNS 2000 2000 London UK T g

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