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


Baarn Netherlands F

Network for Business Sustainability

NBS 2005 London ON Canada F

Network for Capacity Building in Integrated Water Resources Management

CAP-Net Pretoria South Africa E y

Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe

NICOLE 1995 Rotterdam Netherlands F

Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe

NALAS 2001 Skopje North Macedonia E y

Network of Reference Laboratories for Monitoring of Emerging Environmental Pollutants

NORMAN Network 2005 Verneuil-en-Halatte France F y

Network of the Insular Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the European Union

INSULEUR 1999 Chios Greece F t

New Development Bank

NDB 2014 Shanghai China E g

New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific


New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - New Zealand Aid Programme

2002 Wellington New Zealand G g


2011 Los Angeles CA USA J

NGO Shipbreaking Platform

2005 Brussels Belgium E y

NGO Sustainability

Norwalk CT USA J

NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee

Paris France E y

Nickel Institute

1984 Brussels Belgium F j

Nile Capacity Building Network in Integrated Water Resources Management

Nile-IWRM Net 2005 Khartoum Sudan E

Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation

NAM CSSTC 1995 Jakarta Indonesia E g


2005 Brussels Belgium F

Nordic and Baltic Applied Fuel Cell Technology Research Network

Nordic Fuel Cell Net Kjeller Norway F

Nordic Association of Cleanroom Technology

1970 Åstorp Sweden D

Nordic Council of Ministers

NCM 1971 Copenhagen Denmark D g

Nordic Edge

2015 G c

Nordic Energy Regulators

NordREG 2002 Eskilstuna Sweden F

Nordic Energy Research

1999 Oslo Norway E

Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy

1983 Hurup Thy Denmark G

Nordic Forest Research Cooperation Committee

1972 Alnarp Sweden E g

Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions

NIIS 2017 Tallinn Estonia G bg

Nordic Meeting on Intermediate and High Energy Nuclear Physics

S c

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO 1949 Brussels Belgium C g

Nubian Vault Association

2000 Ganges France F

Nuclear Energy Agency

NEA 1972 Boulogne-Billancourt France E g

Nuclear Energy Institute

NEI 1994 Washington DC USA G j

Nuclear Generation II and III Association

NUGENIA 2011 Brussels Belgium E


1991 Brussels Belgium F v

Number Resource Organization

NRO 2003 E

Objectif Tiers-monde

OTM 1975 Luxembourg Luxembourg G

Observatoire méditerranéen de l'énergie

OME 1988 Paris France D

Ocean Arks International

OAI 1981 Falmouth MA USA G

Offshore Pollution Liability Association

OPOL 1974 London UK D

Offshore Wind Foundations Alliance

OWFA Brussels Belgium J

OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation

COMSTECH 1981 Islamabad Pakistan E g

Oikocredit International

Oikocredit 1975 Amersfoort Netherlands F ey

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

OGCI 2014 J

Oil and Gas Industry Energy Access Platform

EAP Vienna Austria F ty


1996 Benin City Nigeria F

Oiseaux migrateurs du paléarctique occidental

OMPO 1987 Paris France E

OneWorld South Asia

OWSA 1999 Delhi India K

OpenStreetMap Foundation

2006 Cambridge UK F f

Orgalim - Europe's Technology Industries

1947 Brussels Belgium D t

Organisation de la ruralité et du milieu européen