National Ecological Centre of Ukraine (NECU)
52A Saksahanskoho Street
About National Ecological Centre of Ukraine
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 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. We aim to bring concerns of local population and experts to the politicians, to redesign strategies and projects. We work both to save nature, by maintaining and creating new protected areas, and to decrease human impact on environment, through policy changes in energy and transport sectors.
By combining analytical research, fact-finding, campaigning and advocacy activities we defend civil rights of local communities for healthy environment. We see many policies and projects that cause problems for people and environment are the results of non-transparent decisions made by officials and business that are not accountable to the public. NECU challenges such a decisions and acts to change decision-making systems.
NECU is willing to maintain political and economic independence, therefore it doesn’t accept money from political parties or business corporations. Currently NECU relies on funding from development programs of European governments and private foundations. However, we aim to get more support through donations from individual NECU supporters.