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

Asian Energy Institute

AEI 1989 Delhi Delhi India E jy

Asian Fisheries Social Science Research Network

AFSSRN 1983 Serdang Selangor Malaysia F

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

AIIB 2014 Beijing Beijing China F g

Asian Institute of Technology

AIT 1967 Pathum Thani Pathum Thani Thailand F j

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Pathum Thani Thailand E j

Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology

ANENT 2004 Vienna Austria F g

Asian Network of Analytical Chemistry

ANAC 1984 Saga Saga Japan F

Asian Network on Debris Flow

ANDF Chengdu Sichuan China J

Asian New Humanities Net

ANHN 2004 D

Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association

APVIA 2009 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Resource Foundation

ARF 1996 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand G f

Asian Youth Centre

AYC 1984 Hyderabad Telangana India E

Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women

ARROW 1993 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E

Asociación Andina de Empresas e Instituciones de Servicio de Agua Potable y Saneamiento

ANDESAPA 1986 Quito Ecuador D

Asociación de Combustibles Eficientes de Latinoamérica

ACELA 2015 Mexico City CDMX Mexico J

Asociación Iberoamericana de Entidades Reguladoras de la Energia

ARIAE 2000 Madrid Madrid Spain D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Gas Licuado del Petróleo

AIGLP 1986 Rio de Janeiro RJ Brazil D

Asociación Iberoamericana de las Tecnologias del Agua y Riego

IBEROAQUA 2008 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Economia de la Energia

ALADEE 2011 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Energia Eólica

2007 Guadalajara JAL Mexico D

Asociación Latinoamericana para la Producción Animal

ALPA 1966 D

Asociación Medioambiental Internacional de Gestores del Olor

AMIGO Bilbao Álava Spain D

Asociación Regional de Empresas del Sector Petróleo, Gas y Biocombustibles en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

ARPEL 1965 Montevideo Montevideo Uruguay D

Assises européennes de la transition énergétique

S c

Associação Lusófona de Energias Renovaveis

ALER 2014 Lisbon Portugal G

Association Caritative et Humanitaire des Ordres de Chevalerie

ACHOC Saint-Jean-de-Braye France J

Association des Echanges Méditerranéens pour l'eau, la forêt, l'énergie, et le développement durable des territoires

AEM 2000 Paris France D

Association Européenne des Concessionnaires d'Autoroutes et d'Ouvrages à Péage

ASECAP 1973 Brussels Belgium F

Association for Better Land Husbandry

ABLH 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst

AECC 1985 Brussels Belgium D

Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education

AMPERE Europe 1993 Cartagena Murcia Spain E

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva GE Switzerland G

Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils

AASSREC 1973 Canberra ACT Australia D

Association of Energy Engineers

AEE 1977 Atlanta GA USA N e

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

AERE 1979 Washington DC USA G

Association of European Energy Exchanges

EUROPEX Brussels Belgium D

Association of European-level Research Infrastructure Facilities

ERF-AISBL Brussels Belgium D y

Association of Geoscientists for International Development

AGID 1974 Nottingham UK C

Association of Issuing Bodies

AIB 2002 Gerrards Cross UK F

Association of Plastics Manufacturers

PlasticsEurope 1976 D

Association of Power Exchanges

APEx 1996 Audubon PA USA D

Association of Power Utilities in Africa

APUA 1970 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire D y

Association of River Water Companies

RIWA 1950 F

Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning

ASAIHL 1956 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand D

Association of the Mediterranean Regulators for Electricity and Gas

MEDREG 2006 Milan MI Italy E

Association pour la Recherche et la Promotion de l'Energie Durable en Afrique Centrale

ARPEDAC 2009 Yaoundé Cameroon J

Australasian - Iron and Steel - Slag Association

ASA 1990 Wollongong NSW Australia N

Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

AARES 1957 Mitcham VIC Australia N

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin ACT Australia G y

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