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

Energy Charter Conference

1994 Brussels Belgium E gy

Energy Charter Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Effects

1994 T g

Energy Charter Treaty

ECT 1994 Brussels Belgium T g

Energy Cities

Besançon France E

Energy Community

2005 Vienna Austria E g

Energy Council of the Americas


Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes

EEIP Brussels Belgium F t

Energy Efficiency Industrial Forum

EEIF Brussels Belgium F yt

Energy Efficient Buildings

EuroACE 1998 Brussels Belgium F y

Energy Industries Council

EIC 1943 London UK J t

Energy Innovation Center TESLIANUM

EIC TESLIANUM Belgrade Serbia G

Energy Institute

EI 2003 London UK G jy

Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative

EMIRI 2012 Brussels Belgium F yt

Energy Peace Partners

EPP Sausalito CA USA G

Energy Poverty Action

EPA Midrand South Africa E

Energy Regulators Association of East Africa

EREA 2008 Arusha Tanzania UR D

Energy Regulators Regional Association

ERRA 2000 Budapest Hungary D

Energy Technologies Europe

2001 Brussels Belgium D

Energy Transitions Commission

ETC 2016 C v

Energy Union

Brussels Belgium E g

Energy Watch Group

EWG 2006 Berlin Germany J

Energy-Economic Information System for the Latin American and Caribbean Region

1973 Quito Ecuador K g

Energypact Foundation

2007 Vienna Austria F f

Engineers Without Borders International

EWB International 2002 Denver CO USA F

Entrepreneurs du Monde

1998 Lyon France G

Envirofit International

2003 Fort Collins CO USA N

Environment and Development Resource Centre

EDRC 1991 Overijse Belgium G v

Environmental Coalition on Standards

ECOS 2001 Brussels Belgium D y

Environmental Foundation for Africa

EFA Freetown Sierra Leone G f

Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy

EFN 1996 Houilles France G


2017 Fann-Dakar Senegal J


2010 Brussels Belgium D t


2008 Brussels Belgium D t

ETIM International

2009 E

ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition

ETIP SNET Brussels Belgium F

eu can aid

ECA 1968 Brussels Belgium F

EU ProSun

Brussels Belgium J

EU Umweltbüro

1994 Vienna Austria G

EU-ASEAN Business Council

EU-ABC 2011 Singapore Singapore E

Euclid Network

2007 The Hague Netherlands E

Euclid University

EUCLID 2008 Bangui Central African Rep F g


Brussels Belgium D


2012 Vienna Austria D

EUniverCities Network

EUniverCities 2012 F

Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia

EFCA 2005 Almaty Kazakhstan G f

Euratom Supply Agency

ESA 1957 Luxembourg Luxembourg F g


1991 Brussels Belgium E


1986 Brussels Belgium F


1954 Brussels Belgium D t


2001 Brussels Belgium F