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.