Yannick Jadot

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Yannick Jadot
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Yannick Jadot in 2021
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
14 July 2009
ConstituencyWest France
Personal details
Born (1967-07-27) 27 July 1967 (age 55)
Clacy-et-Thierret, France
Political partyEurope Ecology – The Greens
Domestic partnerIsabelle Saporta
Alma materParis Dauphine University

Yannick Jadot (French pronunciation: ​[janik ʒado]; born 27 July 1967) is a French environmentalist and politician who has served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since the 2009 European election, representing the West France constituency.[1]

Early career[edit]

As an environmentalist and humanitarian, Jadot coordinated Greenpeace actions in France between 2002 and 2008, also heading the Alliance pour la planète and serving as a key player in the 2008 Grenelle Environnement talks.[2][3][4][5]

Political career[edit]

In 2009, Jadot announced that he was leaving Greenpeace to lead the Europe Ecology list in the West France constituency in the 2009 European elections.[6] His list won 16.65% of the vote and he was elected to the European Parliament, along with Nicole Kiil-Nielsen.[7] He was reelected to the same constituency during the 2014 European elections.[8]

In parliament, Jadot first served on the Committee on International Trade from 2009 until 2019.[9][10] Since 2019, he has been a member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.[11]

Yannick Jadot in 2016

In addition to his committee assignments, Jadot was part of the Parliament's delegations to the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (2014–2019), and to the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (2009–2011). He is also a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals[12] and the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights.[13]

In 2016, Jadot was selected by Europe Ecology – The Greens (EELV) to stand as their candidate in the 2017 French presidential election, after defeating fellow MEP Michèle Rivasi in the second round of primary voting.[14] Though Jadot secured 496 sponsorships just before the opening of the signature collection period,[15] he announced that he would withdraw his candidacy and endorsed Socialist nominee Benoît Hamon, the pair having agreed on a common platform.[16] Their alliance was consummated when EELV primary voters approved the agreement on 26 February 2017.[17]

On 30 January 2021, Jadot announced that he would be running as a candidate in the 2022 French presidential election.[18] In the primaries, he won 51.03% of the party's votes, beating Sandrine Rousseau.[19] In the first round of the election on 10 April 2022, he was eliminated after he received 4.6% of the overall votes, coming in 6th place behind Valerie Pecresse[20]

Jadot said in April 2022 that he wanted to put a “bonus/malus” system on "all taxation", from VAT to wealth tax (ISF) which he intends to “restore” and ”to strengthen”.[21]


Jadot's 2014 book, Climat, la guerre de l'ombre, was illustrated by comic artist and author Léo Quievreux.[22][23]


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  2. ^ "Yannick Jadot démissionne de Greenpeace". Greenpeace France (in French). Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  3. ^ Clôture Grenelle de l'environnement | INA (in French), retrieved 8 July 2022
  4. ^ Nicolas Hulot et les militants écologistes reçus à l'Elysée | INA (in French), retrieved 8 July 2022
  5. ^ "Rencontre avec Yannick Jadot | LeJSD". www.lejsd.com. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Yannick Jadot", Wikipédia (in French), 28 June 2022, retrieved 8 July 2022
  7. ^ l'Intérieur, Ministère de. "Résultats des élections européennes 2009". interieur.gouv.fr (in French). Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  8. ^ à 15h51, Par Le 21 avril 2014 (21 April 2014). "EN IMAGES. Européennes : les têtes de listes d'EELV". leparisien.fr (in French). Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  9. ^ "Déforestation illégale: feu vert pour des accords avec le Congo et le Cameroun | Actualité | Parlement européen". www.europarl.europa.eu (in French). 12 February 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Hamon, Jadot, Philippot : quel bilan pour les ex-eurodéputés têtes de liste ?". France 24 (in French). 24 May 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Members | Home | ENVI | Committees | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  12. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.
  13. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on LGBTI Rights
  14. ^ "French Greens pick MEP Jadot for 2017 presidential race". POLITICO. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  15. ^ Bastien Bonnefous; Raphaëlle Besse Desmoulières (21 February 2017). "Benoît Hamon et Yannick Jadot tardent à célébrer leur mariage". Le Monde. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "Présidentielle : les électeurs écologistes approuvent l'accord entre Hamon et Jadot". Le Monde. 26 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Présidentielle 2022 : Yannick Jadot «avance avec détermination»". 3 February 2021.
  19. ^ Laura Kayali and Pierre-Paul Bermingham (28 September 2021), French Greens narrowly choose MEP Yannick Jadot as presidential candidate Politico Europe.
  20. ^ "Les résultats en direct". Les élections en France (in French). Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  21. ^ "Yannick Jadot wants bonus / malus in "all taxation"". HAVAN News. 27 April 2022. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  22. ^ "Léo Quievreux - Spécimens - Exhibition". Huberty & Breyne. 25 February 2022. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  23. ^ "Climat : la guerre de l'ombre - Yannick Jadot,Léo Quievreux". Decitre (in French). 2 September 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2022.