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

Organisation Mondiale des Experts

OMEX Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire J

Organisation mondiale du thermalisme

OMTh 1977 Levico Terme Italy D

Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators

OOCUR 2002 Georgetown Guyana D g

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

OECS 1981 Castries St Lucia D g

Organisation pour la mise en valeur du fleuve Gambie

OMVG 1978 Dakar Senegal D g

Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development

OPAD Stockholm Sweden G

Organization for Tropical Studies

OTS 1963 Durham NC USA G

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPEC 1960 Vienna Austria C g

OSGP Alliance

2006 Groningen Netherlands C


2012 Bagnolet France F

Overseas Development Institute

ODI 1960 London UK G j

Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

PCREEE Nuku'alofa Tonga D g

Pacific Community

SPC 1947 Nouméa New Caledonia D g

Pacific Environment

1987 San Francisco CA USA G

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


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


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


1999 Amsterdam Netherlands E



Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment

PAME 1993 Akureyri Iceland E g

ProTerra Foundation

2012 Utrecht Netherlands F f