Yannick Jadot in 2014
|Member of the European Parliament|
|Assumed office |
14 July 2009
|Born||27 July 1967|
|Political party||Europe Ecology – The Greens|
|Alma mater||Paris Dauphine University|
As an environmentalist and humanitarian, Jadot co-ordinated Greenpeace actions in France between 2002 and 2008 but also headed the Alliance pour la planète and was a key player in the 2008 Grenelle Environnement Accord.
In 2009, he announced that he was leaving Greenpeace to lead the Europe Écologie list in the West constituency ahead of the 2009 European elections. His list won 16.65% and he was elected to the European Parliament, along with Nicole Kiil-Nielsen. He was reelected as MEP in the French Ouest constituency, during the European elections of 2014.
In parliament, Jadot first served on the Committee on International Trade from 2009 until 2019. Since 2019, he has been a member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. In addition to his committee assignments, he was part of the Parliament’s delegations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (2014-2019) and to the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (2009-2011).
In 2016, Jadot was selected by Europe Ecology – The Greens to stand as their candidate in the 2017 French presidential election after defeating fellow MEP Michèle Rivasi in the second round of primary voting. Though Jadot secured 496 sponsorships just before the opening of the signature collection period, he announced that he would withdraw his candidacy and endorsed Socialist nominee Benoît Hamon, the pair having agreed on a common platform; their alliance was consummated when EELV primary voters approved the agreement on 26 February.
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- Bastien Bonnefous; Raphaëlle Besse Desmoulières (21 February 2017). "Benoît Hamon et Yannick Jadot tardent à célébrer leur mariage". Le Monde. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
- "En direct : l'écologiste Yannick Jadot retire sa candidature à l'élection présidentielle et soutient Benoît Hamon". Le Monde. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
- "Présidentielle : les électeurs écologistes approuvent l'accord entre Hamon et Jadot". Le Monde. 26 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.