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

Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants

CEWEP 2002 Düsseldorf Germany D t

Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe

CLAIRE 2018 The Hague Netherlands D

Confederazione Boccistica Internazionale

CBI 1983 Ankara Türkiye C

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

CONGO 1948 Geneva Switzerland E y

Conference on Process Integration for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction

PRES 2003 S c

Conférence Permanente des Chambres Consulaires Africaines et Francophones

CPCCAF 1973 Paris France C y

Congreso Iberoamericano de Energia Solar

CIES S c

Conseil européen de l'industrie chimique

CEFIC 1972 Brussels Belgium D yt

Consensus for Sustainable People, Organisations and Communities

CSPOC 1983 Geneva Switzerland G

Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia

NTS-Asia 2007 Singapore Singapore F y

Construction Products Europe

1988 Brussels Belgium D yt

Consultative Committee on Industrial Change

2002 Brussels Belgium E gt

Convention Concerning the Protection of Workers Against Occupational Hazards in the Working Environment Due to Air Pollution, Noise and Vibration

1977 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft

Oslo Convention 1972 T g

Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region

SPREP convention 1986 Apia Samoa T g

Convention for the Protection of the Rhine Against Chemical Pollution

1976 T g

Convention for the Protection of the Rhine from Pollution by Chlorides Modified by Exchanges of Letters

1976 T g

Convention Internationale sur la Responsabilité et L'indemnisation pour les Dommages Liés au Transport par Mer de Substances Nocives et Potentiellement Dangereuses

Convention SNPD 1996 T g

Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage Resulting from Exploration for and Exploitation of Seabed Mineral Resources

1977 T g

Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources in the Baltic Sea and the Belts

Gdansk convention 1973 T g

Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas

1958 T g

Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution

1979 Geneva Switzerland F g

Convention on the Ban of the Import of Hazardous Wastes into Africa and on the Control of Their Transboundary Movements within Africa

Bamako Convention 1991 T g

Convention on the Conservation and Management of Fishery Resources in the South-East Atlantic Ocean

2001 T g

Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean

2009 T g

Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR 1980 Hobart TAS Australia T g

Convention on the Conservation of the Living Resources of the Southeast Atlantic

1969 Rome Italy T g

Convention on the Establishment of a Security Control in the Field of Nuclear Energy

1957 T g

Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter

LDC 1972 London UK T g

Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-based Sources

Paris Convention 1974 T g

Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution

Bucharest convention 1992 Istanbul Türkiye T g

Convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities

CRAMRA 1988 T g

Convention Relating to the Development of Hydraulic Power Affecting More Than One State

1923 T g

Convention Relating to the Salvage of Torpedoes

1934 T g

Convention Relating to the Transmission in Transit of Electric Power

1923 T g

Convention Relative à la Collecte, au Dépôt et à la Réception des Déchets Survenant en Navigation Rhenane et Intérieure

1996 T g

Convention Supplementary to the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy

Brussels supplementary convention 1963 T g

Convention to Ban the Importation into Forum Island Countries of Hazardous Wastes and Radioactive Wastes and to Control the Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within the South Pacific

Waigani convention 1995 T g

Cooperation Agreement for the Protection of North-East Atlantic Coasts and Waters Against Pollution

Lisbon Agreement 1990 T g

Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe

EMEP 1979 Geneva Switzerland F g

CORE Group

1997 Washington DC USA G y

CorpWatch

1996 Berkeley CA USA G

CoST - the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative

CoST London UK E g

Council of European Energy Regulators

CEER 2000 Brussels Belgium E

Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific

CROP 1988 Suva Fiji E gy

COUNTER

2002 Winchester UK F

Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

2008 Brussels Belgium E

Covered Bond and Mortgage Council

CBMC 1967 Brussels Belgium D t

Culture Resource

2003 Brussels Belgium F

Deep Ocean Water Applications Society

DOWAS 1997 Saga Japan J

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