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

Energy Drinks Europe

EDE 2010 Brussels Belgium D

Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes

EEIP Brussels Belgium F

Energy Efficiency Industrial Forum

EEIF Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Energy Innovation Center TESLIANUM

EIC TESLIANUM Belgrade Serbia G

Energy Institute

EI 2003 London UK G jy International Federations, Institutes

Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative

EMIRI 2012 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Energy Peat Europe

EPE 2016 Brussels Belgium D

Energy Poverty Action

EPA Midrand South Africa E

Energy Regulators Association of East Africa

EREA Dar es Salaam Tanzania UR D

Energy Regulators Regional Association

ERRA 2000 Budapest Hungary D

Energy Union

Brussels Belgium J gp IGOs

Energy-Economic Information System for the Latin American and Caribbean Region

1973 Quito Ecuador K g IGOs

Engineers Without Borders International

EWB International 2002 Denver CO USA F

Envirofit International

2003 Fort Collins CO USA N

Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy

EFN 1996 Houilles France G


2008 Brussels Belgium D

ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition

ETIP SNET Brussels Belgium F

Eu can aid

ECA 1968 Brussels Belgium F Humanitarian Organizations

EU ProSun

Brussels Belgium J


Zaventem Belgium D

Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia

EFCA 2005 Almaty Kazakhstan G f Foundations

Euratom Supply Agency

ESA 1957 Luxembourg Luxembourg F g European Union Bodies, IGOs


1991 Brussels Belgium E


1954 Brussels Belgium D


2001 Brussels Belgium F

Euroheat and Power

EHP 1954 Brussels Belgium D

EuroLinux Alliance for a Free Information Infrastructure

1999 F

European Academy of Wind Energy

EAWE 2003 Kassel Germany D

European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

EuroACE 1998 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

European Alliance to Save Energy

EU ASE 2010 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

1978 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

European Association for Coal and Lignite

EURACOAL 1953 Brussels Belgium E

European Association for Storage of Energy

EASE Brussels Belgium D

European Association for the Consumption-based Billing of Energy Costs

EVVE 1993 Bonn Germany D

European Association for the Streamlining of Energy Exchange-gas

EASEE-gas 2002 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

European Association of Electrical and Electronic Waste Take Back Systems

WEEE Forum 2002 Brussels Belgium F

European Association of Energy Service Companies

eu.ESCO 2009 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

EAERE 1990 Venice Italy D v

European Association of lighting WEEE compliance schemes

EucoLight 2015 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of medium-sized energy companies

2008 Graz Austria G

European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures

1973 Brussels Belgium F

European Atomic Energy Society

EAES 1954 D g IGOs

European Banking Federation

EBF 1960 Brussels Belgium E

European Biodiesel Board

EBB 1997 Brussels Belgium D

European Bioenergy Business Forum

EBBF Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium G c Conference Series

European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future

e5 1996 Karben Germany D y International Federations

European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure

ECCSEL 2017 F g IGOs

European Centre for Digital Resources in Chinese Studies

1998 Heidelberg Germany G

European Chemical Industry Council

1972 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

European Chlorinated Solvent Association

ECSA 1989 Brussels Belgium E