National Ecological Centre of Ukraine (NECU) is a non-governmental not-for-profit organization created in 1991 when Ukraine has obtained independence. NECU consolidates individuals for common action to protect the environment. Among NECU members there are scientists, journalists, artists, students and other people who are willing to add their own effort to environmental protection. The organization has branches in a dozen of Ukrainian cities. NECU works to bring environmental consideration into the core of any decision. It aims to bring concerns of local population and experts to the politicians, to redesign strategies and projects. NECU works both to save nature, by maintaining and creating new protected areas, and to decrease human impact on environment, through policy change in energy and transport sectors. NECU is a member of CEE Bankwatch Network, NGO Working Group on climate change, Ukrainian River Network, IUCN, Climate Action Network International.