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

Caribbean ASEAN Voluntary Council for Sustainable Development Goals

Caribbean ASEAN Council J

Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

CCREEE St Michael Barbados D g

Caribbean Chamber of Commerce in Europe

CCCE 2019 Brussels Belgium E t

Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

CARILEC 1988 Castries St Lucia F

Caribbean Energy Information System

CEIS Kingston Jamaica F g

Caribbean Information System for the Agricultural Sciences

CAGRIS St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago F g

Caribbean Natural Resources Institute

CANARI 1977 Barataria Trinidad-Tobago E j

Caribbean Solar Energy Society

CSES St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Water and Sewerage Association

CAWASA 1996 Gros-Islet St Lucia D

Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association

CWWA 1988 St Joseph Trinidad-Tobago D v

Caribbean Youth Environment Network

CYEN 1993 Bridgetown Barbados F

Catalyst 2030

2020 Haarlem Netherlands J y

Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid

1962 Aachen Germany G

Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa

CYNESA 2012 Nairobi Kenya F


2000 London UK F

CEMBUREAU - The European Cement Association

CEMBUREAU 1947 Brussels Belgium D

Center for Clean Air Policy

CCAP 1985 Washington DC USA G

Centers for Natural Resources and Development

CNRD Cologne Germany F

Central African Power Pool

CAPP 2003 Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville F

Central American Engineering Institutions Network

REDICA 1998 San José Costa Rica F

Central American Solar Energy Project

CASEP 1991 Charlottesville VA USA G

Central American Water Resource Management Network

CARA 1999 Calgary AB Canada E

Central Europe Energy Partners

CEEP 2010 Brussels Belgium G

Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium

CERIC Trieste Italy E

Centre Africain de Recherches Forestières Appliquées et de Développement

CARFAD 1994 Yaoundé Cameroon G

Centre européen de ressources et technologies nouvelles pour l'éducation et la formation

CERTNEF 1996 Malonne Belgium N

Centre for International Development and Training

CIDT 1975 Telford UK G

Centre for Livelihoods, Ecosystems, Energy, Adaptation and Resilience in the Caribbean

CLEAR Caribbean Bridport UK G

Centre for Security Cooperation

RACVIAC 2000 Bestovje Croatia E g

Centre international de lutte contre la pollution de l'Atlantique du Nord-Est

CILPAN 1990 Lisbon Portugal E g

Centre International de Ressources et d'Innovation pour le Développement Durable

CIRIDD 2005 Saint-Étienne France G

Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution

1978 Brest France G

Centre on World Economy Studies

1979 Havana Cuba G

Centres régionaux d'enseignement spécialisé en agriculture

CRESA Dschang Cameroon E

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Banda Ancha para el Desarrollo

CEABAD 2014 Managua Nicaragua E

Centro del Agua para América Latina y el Caribe

2008 Monterrey Mexico J

Centro Interamericano de Desarrollo e Investigación Ambiental y Territorial

CIDIAT 1965 Mérida Venezuela G g

Centro Internacional de Formação dos Trabalhadores da Indústria e Energia

CIFOTIE 1995 Lisbon Portugal G

Centro Internacional de Politica Económica para el Desarrollo Sostenible

CINPE 1995 Heredia Costa Rica G

Challenges Worldwide

Edinburgh UK G

Chambre de commerce belgo-luxembourgeoise-allemande

1894 Brussels Belgium G

Chemists Without Borders

2004 Sacramento CA USA N

Child Rights Connect

1983 Geneva Switzerland E y

Children's Resources International

CRI 1994 Washington DC USA G

Christian Engineers in Development

CED 1985 South Brent UK G

Church Resource Ministries

CRM 1980 Anaheim CA USA N

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

1993 Johannesburg South Africa F y


1999 Washington DC USA E

Clean Air Asia

2001 Pasig City Philippines E y

Clean Air Initiative for Cities Around the World

CAI 1998 Washington DC USA F