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

European Energy Forum

EEF 1979 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

European Energy Mediators Group

EEMG 2007 Barcelona Spain D

European Energy Network

EnR Trondheim Norway F

European Energy Research Alliance

EERA 2008 Brussels Belgium D

European Energy Transition Conference

S c Conference Series

European Environmental Citizens' Organisation for Standardisation

ECOS 2001 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

European European Association for Hydrogen and fuel cells and Electro-mobility in European Regions

HyER 2008 Brussels Belgium D g IGOs

European Expedition Guild

1967 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

FEDARENE 1990 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation of Associations for Certification of Specialised Waste Management Companies

2004 Bonn Germany D

European Federation of Clean Air and Environmental Protection Associations

EFCA 1996 Pfinztal Germany D y International Federations

European Federation of Energy Traders

EFET 1999 Amsterdam Netherlands D

European Federation of Executives in the Sectors of Energy and Research

1992 Paris France D

European Federation of Intelligent Energy Efficiency Services

EFIEES Brussels Belgium D

European Federation of Local Energy Companies

CEDEC 1992 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation of National Associations of Water and Waste Water Services

1975 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services

1981 Brussels Belgium D

European Fluid Power Committee

CETOP 1962 Frankfurt-Main Germany D

European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources

EUFORES 1995 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

European Fuel Oxygenates Association

EFOA 1984 Brussels Belgium E

European Geothermal Energy Council

EGEC 1998 Brussels Belgium E

European Greenways Association

EGWA 1998 Madrid Spain D

European Group for Rooflights and Smoke-Ventilation

EUROLUX 1990 Brussels Belgium F

European High Temperature Reactor Technology Network

HTR-TN 2000 Brussels Belgium F

European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine

EATRIS 2013 Amsterdam Netherlands D

European Institute for Climate and Energy

2007 Jena Germany N j Institutes

European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy

Fusion for Energy 2007 Barcelona Spain E g European Union Bodies, IGOs

European Language Resources Association

ELRA 1995 Paris France D

European Lighting Clusters Alliance

ELCA 2011 Lyon France N

European Litter Prevention Association

ELPA Brussels Belgium D

European Mineral Resources Confederation

EUMICON 2012 Vienna Austria D

European Network for Research in Geo-Energy

ENeRG 1993 Zagreb Croatia F

European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity

ENTSO-E 1999 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

European Noise Barrier Federation

ENBF 2009 Brussels Belgium D

European Nuclear Society

ENS 1975 Brussels Belgium D

European Partners for the Environment

EPE 1993 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

European Partnership for Energy and the Environment

EPEE 2000 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

European Pesticide Residue Workshop

EPRW S c Conference Series

European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference

EU PVSEC 1977 S c Conference Series

European Plastic Automotive Fuel Systems Manufacturers

PlasFuelSys Brussels Belgium D

European Platform Against Windfarms

EPAW 2008 Kingscourt Ireland F

European Portable Battery Association

EPBA 1957 Brussels Belgium D

European Power Electronics and Drives Association

EPE 1983 Brussels Belgium D v

European Power Plant Suppliers Association

EPPSA 2001 Brussels Belgium D

European Power Supplies Manufacturer's Association EEIG

EPSMA 1995 Oxford UK D

European Power Transmission Distributors Association

EPTDA 1998 Diegem Belgium D

European Rail Infrastructure Managers

EIM 2001 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

European Recovered Fuel Organisation

ERFO 2001 Brussels Belgium D

European Recycling Platform

ERP 2002 Cernusco sul Naviglio Italy F

European Renewable Energies Federation

EREF 1999 Brussels Belgium D

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