Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy

Affordable & Clean Energy

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Working towards this goal is especially important as it interlinks with other Sustainable Development Goals. Focusing on universal access to energy, increased energy efficiency and the increased use of renewable energy through new economic and job opportunities is crucial to creating more sustainable and inclusive communities and resilience to environmental issues like climate change.

At the current time, there are approximately 3 billion people who lack access to clean-cooking solutions and are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution. Additionally, slightly less than 1 billion people are functioning without electricity and 50% of them are found in Sub-Saharan Africa alone. Fortunately, progress has been made in the past decade regarding the use of renewable electricity from water, solar and wind power and the ratio of energy used per unit of GDP is also declining.

However, the challenge is far from being solved and there needs to be more access to clean fuel and technology and more progress needs to be made regarding integrating renewable energy into end-use applications in buildings, transport and industry. Public and private investments in energy also need to be increased and there needs to be more focus on regulatory frameworks and innovative business models to transform the world’s energy systems.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

Bolivia Inti - Sud Soleil

Nantes France G


2012 Canterbury UK G

BuildingSMART International

1994 Kettering UK F

Bureau of International Recycling

BIR 1948 Brussels Belgium C


2005 London UK F

Canadian Arctic Resources Committee

CARC 1971 Ottawa ON Canada N


2002 Montréal QC Canada J

Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum

CSLF 2003 Washington DC USA F g IGOs

Caretakers of the Environment International

CEI 1986 Nørresundby Denmark F

Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

CCREEE 2014 St Michael Barbados D g IGOs

Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

CARILEC 1988 Castries St Lucia F

Caribbean Energy Information System

CEIS Kingston Jamaica F g IGOs

Caribbean Environment Programme

CEP Kingston Jamaica E g IGOs

Caribbean Natural Resources Institute

CANARI 1977 Barataria Trinidad-Tobago E j Institutes

Caribbean Solar Energy Society

CSES St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Water and Sewerage Association

CAWASA 1996 Gros-Islet St Lucia D

Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association

CWWA 1988 St Joseph Trinidad-Tobago D v

Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid

1962 Aachen Germany G Humanitarian Organizations


2000 London UK F

Center for Clean Air Policy

CCAP 1985 Washington DC USA G

Center for Communications, Health and the Environment

CECHE 1990 Washington DC USA G

Centers for Natural Resources and Development


Central African Power Pool

CAPP 2003 Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville F

Central American Engineering Institutions Network

REDICA 1998 San José Costa Rica F

Central American Solar Energy Project

CASEP 1991 Charlottesville VA USA G

Central American Water Resource Management Network

CARA 1999 Calgary AB Canada E

Central Europe Energy Partners

CEEP 2010 Brussels Belgium G

Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium

CERIC Trieste Italy E

Centre européen de ressources et technologies nouvelles pour l'éducation et la formation

CERTNEF 1996 Malonne Belgium N

Centre for International Development and Training

CIDT 1975 Telford UK G

Centre International de Ressources et d'Innovation pour le Développement Durable

CIRIDD 2005 Saint-Etienne France G

Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution

1978 Brest France G

Centres régionaux d'enseignement spécialisé en agriculture

CRESA Dschang Cameroon E

Centro del Agua para América Latina y el Caribe

2008 Monterrey Mexico J

Centro Internacional de Formação dos Trabalhadores da Indústria e Energia

CIFOTIE 1995 Lisbon Portugal G

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Children's Resources International

CRI 1994 Washington DC USA G

Church Resource Ministries

CRM 1980 Anaheim CA USA N

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg South Africa F y International Federations

Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities

Clean Air Asia 2001 Pasig City Philippines E y International Federations

Clean Air Initiative for Cities Around the World

CAI 1998 Washington DC USA F

Clean Air Institute

CAI 2006 Washington DC USA E j Institutes

Clean Energy Ministerial

CEM 2009 Paris France F gc Conference Series, IGOs

Clean Shipping Coalition

CSC Brussels Belgium C y International Federations

Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative

Clean Sky JTI 2008 Brussels Belgium E

Clean Up the World

CUW 1993 Darlinghurst Australia F


London UK F

Climate Alliance

1990 Frankfurt-Main Germany F

Climate and Clean Air Coalition

CCAC 2012 Paris France E y International Federations

Climate Investment Funds

CIF 2008 F f Funds