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

Protocole D'application de la Convention Alpine de 1991 dans le Domaine de L' Energie

1998 T g

Prototype Carbon Fund

PCF 1999 Washington DC USA F fg

Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility

PPIAF 1999 Washington DC USA F g

Pure Earth

1999 New York NY USA F j

PV CYCLE Association

2007 Brussels Belgium J

Race for Water Foundation

2010 Lausanne Switzerland G f

Rainbow Warriors International

RWI 1995 Oranjestad Aruba E

RECS International

2000 's Hertogenbosch Netherlands F

Red Latinoamericana de Desarrollo de Capacidades para la Gestión Integrada del Agua

LA-WETnet Buenos Aires Argentina F

ReGeneration 2030

Mariehamn Finland F

Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production

SCP/RAC 1995 Barcelona Spain E g

Regional Agreement on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes

1992 T g

Regional Association of Energy Regulators for Eastern and Southern Africa

RAERESA 2009 Lusaka Zambia E g

Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

RCREEE Cairo Egypt D g

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development

RCMRD 1975 Nairobi Kenya E g

Regional Clean Sea Organization

RECSO 1972 Dubai United Arab Emirates D

Regional Commission for Power Integration

1964 Montevideo Uruguay D

Regional Conference on Migration

RCM 1996 San José Costa Rica E g

Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa

RERA 2002 Windhoek Namibia E

Regional Energy Resources Information Center

RERIC 1978 Pathum Thani Thailand E y

Regional Humid Tropics Hydrology and Water Resources Centre for South East Asia and the Pacific

HTC 1996 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E g

Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea

REMPEC 1976 Floriana Malta E g

Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements

CITYNET 1987 Seoul Korea Rep F y

Regional Network of Water-Basin - Organizations from Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

NWO EECCA 2010 Tashkent Uzbekistan E

Regional Programme of Action for the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment from Land-based Activities

RPA 1998 Oslo Norway E g

Regional School of Sanitary Engineering and Hydraulic Resources

1965 Guatemala Guatemala E

Regions of Climate Action

R20 2010 Geneva Switzerland C

Regions4 Sustainable Development

Regions4 2002 Brussels Belgium F

Regulatory Assistance Project

RAP 1992 Montpelier VT USA G


2005 Paris France F

Renew the Earth


Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

REEEP 2002 Vienna Austria F

Renewable Energy Institute

REI 1975 Edinburgh UK J

Renewables Grid Initiative

RGI 2009 Berlin Germany F y

Research School for Resource Studies for Development

CERES 1992 Utrecht Netherlands G


2019 Kampala Uganda F


1977 Washington DC USA G

Resource Accounting Network for Eastern and Southern Africa

RANESA 1998 Pretoria South Africa G

Resource Africa

1990 Pretoria South Africa G f

Resource Alliance

1981 London UK F

Resource Foundation

1987 New York NY USA F f

Resource Modeling Association


Resource Renewal Institute

RRI 1985 Mill Valley CA USA G j

Resources for the Future

RFF 1952 Washington DC USA G j

RET International

2000 Geneva Switzerland F

Revised African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

2017 T g

RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment

EEIE Milan Italy G j

RICS Europe

1993 Brussels Belgium E

Right Livelihood Foundation

1980 Enskede Sweden F f

Rome Euro-Mediterranean Energy Platform

REMEP 2003 E g