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

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'sewage Sludge Processing'

1971 T g

Agri-Energy Roundtable

AER 1980 Washington DC USA G

Agronomes et vétérinaires sans frontières

AVSF Nogent-sur-Marne France G

AHEAD Energy

1988 Rochester NY USA G

Air and Waste Management Association

A and WMA 1907 Pittsburgh PA USA G

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration European Association

AREA 1988 Brussels Belgium D t

Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre

AIVC 1979 Ghent Belgium E

Air Pollution & Climate Secretariat

AirClim 1982 Gothenburg Sweden G

Airport Services Association

ASA 1974 Brussels Belgium C t

Aleut International Association

AIA 1998 Anchorage AK USA G


1999 Long Beach CA USA G

Alliance for Rural Electrification

ARE 2006 Brussels Belgium E

Alliance for Synthetic Fuels in Europe

ASFE 2006 Brussels Belgium F

Alliance of International Science Organizations

ANSO 2018 Beijing China C y

Alliance of NGOs and CSOs for South-South Cooperation

ANCSSC 2018 London UK J

Alliance to End Plastic Waste

AEPW 2019 Dover DE USA C

Alliance to Save Energy

ASE 1977 Washington DC USA G

Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization

ACTO 1998 Brasilia Brazil D g

Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 2016

Kigali Amendment 2016 T g

Amendments to the Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution

1995 T g

Amendments to the Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft

1995 T g

Amendments to the Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities

1996 T g

American Coal Ash Association

ACAA 1968 Farmington Hills MI USA F

American Nuclear Society

ANS 1954 La Grange Park IL USA G

American Water Works Association

AWWA 1881 Denver CO USA E


1977 Brussels Belgium D

Andean Institute of Ecology and Development

Cusco Peru G j

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Auckland New Zealand E

Aqua Publica Europea

APE 2008 Brussels Belgium D


S c

Arab Atomic Energy Agency

AAEA 1988 Tunis Tunisia D g

Arab Council for Childhood and Development

ACCD 1987 Cairo Egypt D y

Arab Countries Water Utilities Association

ACWUA 2006 Amman Jordan D

Arab Federation for Food Industries

AFFI 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D t

Arab Foundation for Marine Environment

AFME 1995 Alexandria Egypt F f

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AFESD 1968 Kuwait Kuwait F fg

Arab Group for the Protection of Nature

APN 2003 Amman Jordan E

Arab Resource Collective

ARC 1988 Beirut Lebanon G

Arab Towns Development Fund

ATDF 1979 Kaifan Kuwait F f

Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences

AUASS 1998 Sharjah United Arab Emirates D y

Arab Water Council

AWC 2004 Cairo Egypt D

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F

Arctic Contaminants Action Program

ACAP 2006 Tromsø Norway K g

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

AMAP 1991 Tromsø Norway E gy

Artefact - Centre for Energy, Appropriate Technology and International Development Cooperation

Glücksburg Germany G

Artfactories - International Resource Platform for Independent Art Spaces

2007 Toulouse France G

Arts for Global Development

2002 G

ASEAN Agreement on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

1985 T g

ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

2002 T g

ASEAN Centre for Energy

ACE 1999 Jakarta Indonesia E g