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

Association for Better Land Husbandry

ABLH 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G

Association internationale villes et ports - réseau mondial des villes portuaires

AIVP 1988 Le Havre France D

Association of ACP National Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Other Economic Operators

ACP Chambers 1981 Kingston Jamaica D t

Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils

AASSREC 1973 Canberra ACT Australia D

Association of Charity Lotteries in Europe

ACLEU 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands D

Association of Energy Engineers

AEE 1977 Atlanta GA USA N

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

AERE 1979 Altamonte Springs FL USA G

Association of European Energy Exchanges

EUROPEX 2002 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of European-level Research Infrastructure Facilities

ERF-AISBL Brussels Belgium D y

Association of Geoscientists for International Development

AGID 1974 Dhaka Bangladesh C

Association of Issuing Bodies

AIB 2002 Brussels Belgium F

Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators

MEDREG 2006 Milan Italy E

Association of Nordic Engineers

ANE 2007 Copenhagen Denmark D

Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe

Plastics Europe 1976 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of Power Exchanges

APEx 1996 Audubon PA USA D

Association of Power Utilities in Africa

APUA 1970 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire D y

Association of River Water Companies

RIWA 1950 Nieuwegein Netherlands F

Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning

ASAIHL 1956 Bangkok Thailand D

Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts

AVSE Global 2011 Paris France G

Association pour la Recherche et la Promotion de l'Energie Durable en Afrique Centrale

ARPEDAC 2009 Yaoundé Cameroon J

Atlas Service Corps

2006 Washington DC USA G

Australasian - Iron and Steel - Slag Association

ASA 1990 Wollongong NSW Australia N

Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

AARES 1957 Mitcham VIC Australia N

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin ACT Australia G y

AVSI Foundation

1972 Milan Italy G f

Balkan Environmental Association

BENA 1998 Thessaloniki Greece D

Baltic Energy Innovation Centre

BEIC Lund Sweden D

Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission

HELCOM 1974 Helsinki Finland E gy

Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

BKMC 2015 Vienna Austria E

Bariloche Foundation

1963 Bariloche Argentina G f

Basel Action Network

BAN 1997 Seattle WA USA F

Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy

BASE 2001 Basel Switzerland G

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

UNCRTD 1989 Geneva Switzerland T g

Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

1999 T g

Benelux Association for Energy Economics

BAEE 1984 Amsterdam Netherlands E v

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation

BRPF 1963 Nottingham UK F f

Bio-based Industries Consortium

BIC 2013 Brussels Belgium D t

Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure

BBMRI-ERIC 2013 Graz Austria E g

Bioenergy Europe

1990 Brussels Belgium D yt

Bioresources Development and Conservation Programme

BDCP Washington DC USA G

BioTrade Initiative

1996 Geneva Switzerland E t

Black Sea Energy Research Centre

BSERC 2007 Sofia Bulgaria D

Blue Planet Foundation

Honolulu HI USA G f


Bluefields Nicaragua N


2012 Canterbury UK G

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

BKWSU 1936 London UK F v

Bretton Woods Project

1995 London UK G

Bromine Science and Environmental Forum

BSEF 1997 Brussels Belgium F

Buildings Performance Institute Europe

BPIE 2010 Brussels Belgium D j