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

Centre international de lutte contre la pollution de l'Atlantique du Nord-Est

CILPAN 1990 Lisbon Portugal E g

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

CIRIDD 2005 Saint-Étienne 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 NL Mexico J

Centro Interamericano de Desarrollo e Investigación Ambiental y Territorial

CIDIAT 1965 Mérida ME Venezuela G g

Centro Internacional de Formação dos Trabalhadores da Indústria e Energia

CIFOTIE 1995 Lisbon Portugal G

Centro Internacional de Politica Económica para el Desarrollo Sostenible

CINPE 1995 Heredia Heredia Heredia Costa Rica G

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva GE Switzerland E y

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


1999 Washington DC USA E

Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities

Clean Air Asia 2001 Pasig City RIZ Philippines E y

Clean Air Initiative for Cities Around the World

CAI 1998 Washington DC USA F

Clean Air Institute

CAI 2006 Washington DC USA E j

Clean Energy Ministerial

CEM 2009 Paris France F cg

Clean Shipping Coalition

CSC Brussels Belgium C y

Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative

Clean Sky JTI 2008 Brussels Belgium E

Clean Up the World

CUW 1993 Darlinghurst NSW Australia F


London UK F

Climate and Clean Air Coalition

CCAC 2012 Paris France E y

Climate Investment Funds

CIF 2008 F f

Climate Parliament

London UK F

CO2 Value Europe

2017 Brussels Belgium D

Coalition Clean Baltic

CCB 1990 Uppsala Sweden F y

Coalition for Energy Savings

Brussels Belgium F y

COGEN Europe

1993 Brussels Belgium F y

Collaborative Working Group on Solid Waste Management in Low- and Middle-income Countries

CWG St Gallen SG Switzerland F

Comisión Latinoamericana de Empresarios de Combustibles

CLAEC 1995 Montevideo Montevideo Uruguay E

Comité Latinoamericano de Desarrollo de Recursos Humanos

CLADE Bogota Bogota DC Colombia K

Comité Regional de Recursos Hidraulicos del Istmo Centroamericano

CRRH 1966 San José San José San José Costa Rica E g

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR 1982 Hobart TAS Australia E gy

Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage

CIE 1900 Vienna Austria C

Commission on Air Pollution Prevention of VDI and DIN - Standards Committee

1990 Düsseldorf Germany G

Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution

Black Sea Commission Istanbul Istanbul Turkey E g

Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards


Committee of the Regions

COR 1993 Brussels Belgium E g

Committee on Sustainable Energy

1990 Geneva GE Switzerland E g

Common Access to Biological Resources and Information

CABRI 1996 Genoa GE Italy F

Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure

CLARIN 2012 Utrecht Netherlands E

Common Seas

Bristol UK G

Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies

CER 1988 Brussels Belgium F v

Community-COST Concertation Agreement on a Concerted Action Project in the Field of Analysis of Organic Micro-pollutants in Water

1980 T g

Community-COST Concertation Agreement on a Concerted Action Project in the Field of Physico-chemical Behaviour of Atmospheric Pollutants

1980 T g

Community-COST Concertation Agreement on a Concerted Action Project in the Field of Treatment and Use of Sewage Sludge

1979 T g

Complementary Protocol to the Agreement on Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Southeast Pacific by Hydrocarbons and other Harmful Substances

1983 Quito Ecuador T g

Complementary Protocol to the Agreement on Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Southeast Pacific by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency

1983 T g

Conciliation Resources

CR 1994 London UK G

Confédération bouliste internationale

CBI 1983 Ankara Ankara Turkey D