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Jean Lambert

London’s Green Party Member of the European Parliament

Jean Lambert is London’s Green Party Member of the European Parliament – a position she has held since 1999. Jean works on a range of social and environmental concerns, to build a more just and sustainable future, with a focus on how these issues are connected.

Jean has published reports on green work, climate change and housing, environment and refugees, work-life balance, energy and waste, and social inclusion. She has produced dvds on green jobs and involving young people in environmental justice issues.

In Parliament, Jean sits on a number of committees, including the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), where her work is concerned with issues such as social inclusion, workers’ rights, immigration and social security. Jean is also a member of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE), where Jean is the spokesperson on asylum policy for the Green Group.

Jean sits on a number of cross-party groups called ‘intergroups’. She is a vice president of the Intergroup on Ageing and the Intergroup on Anti Racism and Diversity, and a member of the Anti Poverty Intergroup, the Disability Intergroup, the Trade Union Intergroup, the LGBT Intergroup, the Youth Intergroup and the Western Sahara Intergroup.

Jean is also Chair of the European Parliament’s South Asian Delegation. In this role she has led delegations to Nepal and Bangladesh to build relations with the EU.

Jean is a patron of the human rights theatre company iceandfire and is the Kurdish Human Rights Project’s advisor on environmental rights. She also sits on the Council of the civil liberties organisation Liberty.

Climate Change: The Election Elephant in the Room

A Parliament made up of climate sceptics, those putting national interest above international agreements, and apologists for those industries that have tended to contribute most to greenhouse gas emissions is likely to be one that doesn't see a successful outcome of next year's Paris talks. I'm not sure we'll get another chance. These elections really matter.
23/05/2014 17:17 BST

EU Membership: Good for Business and the Environment

There are all sorts of positive reasons why the UK shouldn't leave the European Union: the freedoms afforded its citizens, the commitment to international co-operation, the environmental benefits it brings, the workers' rights it requires, the international status membership affords the UK, and so on.
15/05/2013 12:57 BST