Jean Lambert
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.

Entries by Jean Lambert

Member States Should Step Up to Solve the Refugee Crisis - It's That Simple

(10) Comments | Posted 12 September 2015 | (00:00)

We can either throw our hands up at overwhelming human misery, or we can rally and do something - quickly. On Monday of this week Britain announced meagre plans to accept refugees from Syria through a formal resettlement procedure. In contrast, on Tuesday the European Parliament (EP) debated plans for...

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Climate Change: The Election Elephant in the Room

(2) Comments | Posted 24 May 2014 | (00:00)

Despite the rising death toll from floods in the Balkans, it's been a few weeks since our TV screens were filled with images of Somerset villages under water and climate change is hardly registering in people's consciousness ahead of this week's elections across the UK.

But the devastating impacts of...

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Fashion Victims: The Rana Plaza Disaster, One Year On

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2014 | (00:00)

It's a year since the catastrophic collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, which housed factories making clothes for the UK's high streets.

This anniversary is important for many reasons.

First and foremost it commemorates a devastating tragedy which left over 1000 people dead and 2,500 injured. It irrevocably...

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EU Membership: Good for Business and the Environment

(0) Comments | Posted 14 May 2013 | (18:55)

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.

This month a report from the London Chamber of...

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Action on Bankers' Bonuses Show the EU Is More in Tune With Most Voters' Thinking Than This Government

(0) Comments | Posted 7 March 2013 | (11:39)

David Cameron has a Europe problem.

While the UK Independence Party's popularity is currently surging, as evidenced by the 27% of the vote they received in last week's by-election to the UK Parliament, he's feeling the pressure to lurch ever more the right and position the British Conservative Party as...

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Why Cuts in the EU Budget Are Just Another Austerity Measure That Will Hit the Poorest Hardest

(2) Comments | Posted 8 February 2013 | (14:47)

So David Cameron wants to see a reduction in the EU's long-term budget, and with the support of conservative political leaders he looks to have contributed to just that.

He has argued that the EU is often wasteful, and that in any event it must make a contribution to the...

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