Jean launches her new report which draws attention to the high level of migration resulting from deteriorating environmental conditions around the world, and points out that many so-called 'economic migrants' are in fact environmental refugees. Click here to download the report
As a Green MEP, Jean is naturally concerned with environmental issues and their linkage to a whole range of policy areas. Through her work in the European Parliament and in London, Jean aims to ensure that the environment and sustainability are taken into account across the board, and that they are given a high priority in policy decisions.
Jean is not a member of the Parliament's Environment Committee but she works on environmental issues through her membership of other Committees and activities in London. The information below shows how Jean introduces environmental concerns into the work of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee under the sustainability umbrella - for example, looking at the links between social inclusion, employment and the environment. Sitting on the Petitions Committee brings her into contact with the environment-related complaints of European citizens such as non-implementation by member states of the environmental impact assessment directives. She has also worked on issues around citizens' access to environmental information in planning procedures.
Since January 2002 Jean has been a Vice-President of the Green Group in the European Parliament. This has provided Jean with a perfect opportunity not only to ensure that the Green Group can be more vigorous in their pursuit of Green politics, but it also adds greater weight to the litany of issues that she continues to campaign on.
A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY: High on Jean's agenda is the creation of a sustainable society, encompassing the economic, the environmental and the social. True sustainability cannot deal with these concerns separately - integrated policy-making is required. For a better idea of Jean's vision of a sustainable society, see the links below and the Sustainability page.
Water Conservation in London- find out how to beat the drought
REACH - Find out the latest developments relating to this controversial legislation on chemicals.
Read about the 2005 Green Group Climate Change Conference in London
So Much Hot Air - Access this green analysis of UK energy and climate performance
- Jean drafted an Opinion on behalf of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee on the Environment and sustainable development, April 2001
- Jean's response to the Government's planning green paper (March 2002)
The Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy Committee of the European Parliament is responsible for environmental policy and environmental protection measures, public health and consumer policy.
For more information on the Committee's activist and a summary of its last meetings, click HERE.
Jean was the draftsperson for a Parliamentary Opinion on a strategy for a future chemicals policy: Sustainability must come first
Jean spoke about the problem of Depleted Uranium at a conference in the UK. Depleted Uranium has become an important issue and Jean has spoken on the topic on a number of occasions.
Parliament's debate on nuclear waste transport was also linked to the question of such transport through London and Jean was pleased to support Camden Green Party's action on this.