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

International Commission of the Meuse

1998 Liège Belgium E g

International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution

ICACGP 1957 Bremen Germany E v

International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise

ICBEN 1968 The Hague Netherlands E v

International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage

ICID 1950 Delhi India B

International Commission on Large Dams

ICOLD 1928 Paris France B

International Commission on Laser Physics and Photonics

1975 E v

International Commissions for the Protection of the Moselle and Saar

ICPMS 1961 Konz-Saarburg Germany E g

International Committee on Contaminated Land

ICCL 1993 Vienna Austria E

International Commodities Exchange

ICE Futures 1980 London UK N

International Computing Centre

ICC 1971 Geneva Switzerland E g

International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies

ICCCS 1972 Düsseldorf Germany D

International Confederation of Energy Regulators

ICER 2009 Brussels Belgium F y

International Conference on Air Quality - Science and Application

Hatfield UK S c

International Conference on Applied Robotics for the Power Industry

CARPI 2010 S ct

International Conference on Baltic Sea System Analysis - Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Management in the Baltic Region

S cg

International Conference on Carbon for Energy Storage and Environment Protection

CESEP S c

International Conference on Chemical Reactors

CHEMREACTOR S c

International Conference on Clean and Green Energy

ICCGE 2012 S c

International Conference on Emerging Contaminants

EmCon S c

International Conference on Energy, Materials and Nanotechnology

EMN 2008 S c

International Conference on Energy, Materials and Photonics

EMP S c

International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation

WasteEng S c

International Conference on Environmental Contamination

Edinburgh UK S c

International Conference on Future Energy Concepts

London UK S c

International Conference on Gas-Liquid and Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactor Engineering

GLS Rugby UK S c

International Conference on High Energy Density Sciences

HEDS S c

International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharges and Coastal Environment

S c

International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant

ICMGP S c

International Conference on Nondestructive Evaluation in the Nuclear Industry

S ct

International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering

CPESE 2014 S c

International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications

2012 S c

International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries

RRB S c

International Conferences on Waste Minimization and Clean Technology

Los Angeles CA USA S c

International Congress on Catalysis and Automotive Pollution Control

CAPoC S c

International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments

BWM 2004 2004 London UK T g

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

MARPOL 1973 London UK T g

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships as Modified by the Protocol of 1978

1978 London UK T g

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil

OILPOL 1954 T g

International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage

BUNKERS 2001 London UK T g

International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

CLC 1969 London UK T g

International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea

HNS 1996 London UK T g

International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness Response and Cooperation

OPRC 1990 London UK T g

International Convention on Salvage

1989 London UK T g

International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships

2001 London UK T g

International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties

INTERVENTION 1969 London UK T g

International Cooperative Group on Environmentally-Assisted Cracking

ICG-EAC 1978 Mills River NC USA E

International Cooperative Programme on Integrated Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Ecosystems

ICP-IM Helsinki Finland E

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

ICES 1902 Copenhagen Denmark C g

International Council of Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Manufacturers Associations

ICARHMA 1991 Arlington VA USA C

International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences

ICAS 1957 Bonn Germany C

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