Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy

Affordable & Clean Energy

Goal 7 is about ensuring access to clean and affordable energy, which is key to the development of agriculture, business, communications, education, healthcare and transportation.

The world continues to advance towards sustainable energy targets – but not fast enough. At the current pace, about 660 million people will still lack access to electricity and close to 2 billion people will still rely on polluting fuels and technologies for cooking by 2030.

Our everyday life depends on reliable and affordable energy. And yet the consumption of energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions.

From 2015 to 2021, the proportion of the global population with access to electricity has increased from 87 per cent to 91 per cent.

Ensuring universal access to affordable electricity by 2030 means investing in clean energy sources such as solar, wind and thermal. Expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology to provide clean energy in all developing countries is a crucial goal that can both encourage growth and help the environment.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Buildings Performance Institute Europe

BPIE 2010 Brussels Belgium D j

buildingSMART International

bSI 1994 Kings Langley UK F

Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs

BEUC 1962 Brussels Belgium D

Bureau of International Recycling

BIR 1948 Brussels Belgium C t

Busan Foundation for International Cooperation

BFIC 2005 Busan Korea Rep G


2005 London UK F

Canadian Arctic Resources Committee

CARC 1971 Ottawa ON Canada N

Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum

CSLF 2003 Washington DC USA F g

Caretakers of the Environment International

CEI 1986 F

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 t

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 Europeen de Musique

CEM Paris France 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 Cientifico Tropical, San José

CCT 1962 San José Costa Rica G v

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