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

Pacific Institute for Resource Management

PIRM 1984 Wellington New Zealand G j

Pacific Institute of Resource Management, Wellington

PIRM 1984 Wellington New Zealand G j

Pacific Islands Development Forum

PIDF 2012 Suva Fiji F g

Pacific Power Association

PPA 1992 Suva Fiji D

Pacific Resource Exchange Center, Osaka

PREX 1990 Osaka Japan N

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning

PREL 1990 Honolulu HI USA N

Pacific Science Association

PSA 1920 Honolulu HI USA C

PACON International

1982 Chiba Japan E c

Pan-European Infrastructure for Ocean and Marine Data Management

SeaDataNet Plouzané France E

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

1960 T g

Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles

PCFV 2002 Nairobi Kenya E y

Partnership for Economic Policy

PEP 2002 Nairobi Kenya F

Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport Foundation

SLoCaT Foundation 2014 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek Belgium 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 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 Washington DC USA J

PMAPS International Society

1986 Istanbul Türkiye E c

Power Institute for East and Southern Africa

PIESA 1998 Ferndale South Africa D j

Powering Past Coal Alliance

PPCA 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

Private Investors for Africa

PIA 2001 Brussels Belgium J

Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection

PHAP 2010 Brussels Belgium F t

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 Iceland E g

ProTerra Foundation

2012 Utrecht 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 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

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