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

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

Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre

AIVC 1979 Sint-Stevens-Woluwe Belgium E

Air Pollution & Climate Secretariat

AirClim 1982 Gothenburg Sweden G

Airport Services Association

ASA 1974 Brussels Belgium C

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 to End Plastic Waste

AEPW 2019 Dover DE USA C

Alliance to Save Energy

ASE 1977 Washington DC USA 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 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 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

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

ASEAN Council on Petroleum

ASCOPE 1975 Bangkok Thailand E g


2010 Singapore Singapore F

ASEAN Membrane Science and Technology Society

AMSTS 2002 Johor Bahru Malaysia D

ASEAN Power Grid

Nonthaburi Thailand E g

Asia Network of Organics Recycling

ANOR 2002 Tokyo Japan F