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

Asia Pacific Association of Hydrology and Water Resources

APHW 2002 Kyoto Japan D

Asia Wind Energy Association

2016 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Pacific Energy Research Centre

APERC 1996 Tokyo Japan G g

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

APN 1996 Kobe F g

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Agriculture Food and Energy

SAFE Network Padang Indonesia F

Asia-Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate

APPCDC 2005 F g

Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics

AAERE 2010 Kyoto Japan D

Asian Clean Fuels Association

ACFA 2000 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Consortium for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources

ACM 2004 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Energy Institute

AEI 1989 Delhi India E jy

Asian Fisheries Social Science Research Network

AFSSRN 1983 Serdang Malaysia F

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok F

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

AFPPD 1981 Tokyo F y

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

AIIB 2014 Beijing China F g

Asian iNstitute for Environmental Research and enerGY

A.NERGY 2012 Incheon D

Asian Institute of Technology

AIT 1967 Pathum Thani Thailand F j

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 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 Japan F

Asian Network on Debris Flow

ANDF Chengdu China J

Asian New Humanities Net

ANHN 2004 D

Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association

APVIA 2009 Singapore Singapore D t

Asian Resource Foundation

ARF 1996 Bangkok Thailand G f

Asian Youth Centre

AYC 1984 Hyderabad India E

Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women

ARROW 1993 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 Mexico J

Asociación Iberoamericana de Entidades Reguladoras de la Energia

ARIAE 2000 Madrid Spain D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Gas Licuado del Petróleo

AIGLP 1986 Rio de Janeiro 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 Mexico D

Asociación Latinoamericana para la Producción Animal

ALPA 1966 Calgary AB D

Asociación Medioambiental Internacional de Gestores del Olor

AMIGO Bilbao Spain D

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

ARPEL 1965 Montevideo D

ASPAFRIQUE-JICS-HFFUN

1990 New York NY USA G

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 Spain E

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G

Association internationale villes et ports - réseau mondial des villes portuaires

AIVP 1988 Le Havre France D

Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils

AASSREC 1973 Canberra ACT Australia D

Association of Charity Lotteries in Europe

ACLEU 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands D

Association of Energy Engineers

AEE 1977 Atlanta GA USA N e

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

AERE 1979 Altamonte Springs FL USA G

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