IMPORTANT!! This is an archive of the work of Caroline Lucas, the Green MEP from 1999 to 2010.
The current Green MEP for the South East Region is Keith Taylor. Please visit his website to find out more or get in touch.


During her two terms of office, Caroline has written a number of influential reports and articles. The reports are listed here in chronological order, most recent first, and can all be downloaded by clicking on the links. Please note that some are quite large files and may be slow to download.

Caroline is co-author, with Mike Woodin, of the book  ‘Green Alternatives to Globalisation: A Manifesto’. This advocates ‘economic localisation’ as a strategy for creating global food security and diverse, thriving, local economies.

Caroline has recently produced three publications to outline her work on Environment, Food & Farming, Health & Wellbeing and A Fairer, Greener Economy. She has also produced two leaflets on Animal Protection and Peace & Human Rights with her Green MEP colleague Jean Lambert.  To view the PDF versions of all five leaflets in the new series, please click here

You can view a series of colourful MEP postcards designed to promote Caroline’s work in the European Parliament here.

You can also read articles that Caroline has had published in the media, below.


Making Tracks - Winter 2009 - Spring 2010 - March 16th, 2010
Making Tracks

Making Tracks - Spring 2009 - April 7th, 2009
Making Tracks

END OF TERM REPORT, Caroline Lucas and Jean Lambert - March 10th, 2009
Caroline and her fellow Green MEP Jean Lambert have produced a report detailing their work and achievements in the European [...]

China Gateway or Gateway to Disaster? - December 15th, 2008
A report looking at the problems with China Gateway, a massive warehouse development in Thanet, Kent, and putting forward alternative [...]

International Tropical Timber Agreement - July 17th, 2008
Caroline was draftswoman for this report on behalf of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee. Report

Green New Deal - July 17th, 2008
Tackling the triple crunch of climate change, peak oil and economic recession. Green New Deal

Taking Action on Climate Change - January 14th, 2008
Climate change in the South East - how the region is already responding and what more needs to be done. Taking [...]

2007/2008 Newsletter - January 2nd, 2008
A round up of Caroline’s recent work

Making Tracks 5 - November 16th, 2007
Caroline’s occasional animal protection newsletter. Making Tracks 5

Global Warming, Local Warning - November 1st, 2007
What does climate change mean for the South East? Caroline's study of the likely impact of climate change on the South East of England explains the effects and makes recommendations for combatting climate change. This updated version contains a new foreword that explores how peak oil will play a role in determining our reaction to climate change.

Greening the European Parliament - April 12th, 2007
 A report by the Green/EFA Group in the European Parliament, based on research by Dr John Whitelegg.  Greening the European Parliament  

An Alternative Berlin Declaration - March 9th, 2007
Where next for the EU at 50?   An alternative Berlin Declaration.

Fuelling A Food Crisis - December 8th, 2006
An analysis of the true energy costs of our food production. By Caroline Lucas, Andy Jones and Colin Hines Fuelling a [...]

MEPs in Action 7 - September 15th, 2006
The Green MEPs’ regular news digest. MEPs in Action 7

Avian Flu - Time To Shut The Intensive Poultry Flu Factories? - July 5th, 2006
Why intensive farming practices should be the focus of EU wide efforts to manage avian flu. Time to shut the intensive [...]

Making Tracks 4 - April 20th, 2006
Caroline’s occasional animal protection newsletter. Making Tracks 4

MEPs in Action 6 - March 23rd, 2006
The Green MEPs’ regular news digest. MEPs in Action 6

The Last Colonial Delusion - December 1st, 2005
China is poised to dominate the hi-tech sector, posing a threat to jobs, EU and US support for free trade [...]

MEPs in Action 5 - October 4th, 2005
The Green MEPs’ regular news digest. MEPs in Action 5

So Much Hot Air - September 19th, 2005
Far from exercising leadership on measures to tackle climate change during its Presidency of the EU, the UK is failing [...]

Where Now For The EU - Radical Reform or Business As Usual? - June 21st, 2005
The European Union stands at a crossroads. Following the rejection of the proposed EU Constitution by Dutch and French voters, [...]

EU-China Trade - June 16th, 2005
A report to the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee on trade with China. EU-China Trade

Making Poverty Inevitable - March 12th, 2005
Labour’s trade and development policies are not just failing to ‘make poverty history’ - in fact they are doing quite [...]

Taking The Cons Out Of The Constitution - March 1st, 2005
Caroline Lucas sets out a pro-European Green case against the proposed EU constitution, dismantling some of the myths surrounding the [...]

Save the South East - Relocalise Britain - March 1st, 2004
With the South East’s economy overheating, bringing pollution, congestion and rocketing house prices, Caroline suggests an alternative to the concentration [...]

Making Tracks 3 - February 16th, 2004
Caroline’s occasional animal protection newsletter. Making Tracks 3

Green Achievements in the European Parliament - January 16th, 2004
A report of the work done by Caroline Lucas and Jean Lambert in the European Parliament between 1999-2004. Green achievements in [...]

Making Tracks 2 - July 28th, 2003
Caroline’s occasional animal protection newsletter. Making Tracks 2

Towards a GM Free Europe - July 15th, 2003
Caroline explains the environmental, health and other threats from GM crops and what is happening at European Union level. Towards a GM [...]

Local Food - Benefits and Opportunities - July 15th, 2003
What are the problems with our food supply chains? And what would truly sustainable food supply chains look like? Local Food [...]

Making Tracks 1 - March 30th, 2003
Caroline’s occasional animal protection newsletter. Making Tracks 1

Look To The Local - December 16th, 2002
Discussion paper - replacing the rational of international competitiveness promoted by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with a new goal [...]

Which Way Forward for the EU? - December 4th, 2002
Caroline’s report for the Laeken Summit on the future of the EU. Which way forward for the EU?

Making Tracks - October 14th, 2002
Caroline’s occasional animal protection newsletter. Making Tracks

Is There Another Route We Could Take? - September 16th, 2002
An alternative transport strategy for South East England. Is There Another Route We Could Take?  

The EU and Sustainable Development - July 16th, 2002
Caroline’s report to the European Parliament ahead of the World Sustainable Development Summit, Johannesburg. The EU and Sustainable Development

Aviation and Climate Change - April 3rd, 2002
Caroline’s report for the European Parliament’s Environment Committee. Aviation and Climate Change

Stopping the Great Food Swap - April 1st, 2002
A report detailing a new food and farming future that incorporates important lessons from the 2001 Foot and Mouth crisis [...]

Time To Replace Globalisation - January 15th, 2002
How we can replace globalisation with localisation and how the World Trade Organisation (WTO) can be reformed. Time To Replace Globalisation

EU-Mexico Trade - February 21st, 2001
Report for the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee. EU-Mexico Trade  

From Seattle to Nice - October 16th, 2000
Challenging the Free Trade agenda at the heart of EU enlargement. From Seattle to Nice

What’s Wrong With The Euro? - March 16th, 2000
A Green critique of the single currency. What’s Wrong With The Euro?


The Ecologist: Toothless Tory ‘Ombudsman’ Won’t Solve Supermarket Problem - 08 December 2010 - January 10th, 2010
08 December 2010 - It’s high time we had a supermarket ombudsman, but it needs to be proactive and powerful, [...]

Comment is free, Guardian: “Afghanistan: time to go”, 25 November 2009 - November 25th, 2009
25 November 2009 - Comment is Free, Guardian Pull the troops out of Afghanistan - and end Operation Enduring Failure - There are [...]

The Guardian: Making the innocent pay - public spending and the Green New Deal - July 26th, 2009
Slashing state spending to deal with the deficit needlessly sacrifices jobs and a greener future 27 July 2009 - The British [...]

Comment is Free - Guardian: Vestas is too vital to lose - July 25th, 2009
24 July 2009 - The government must now put our money where its mouth was in the energy white paper [...]

A Green cure for Britain’s political malaise - Guardian Comment is free, 15 May 2009 - May 15th, 2009
From outside the Westminster bubble, there is a positive vision for the future – and some sensible rules on expenses Harriet [...]

Comment is free - Guardian: Swine flu: is intensive pig farming to blame? 28 April 2009 - April 28th, 2009
Finger pointing towards intensive farming is spreading like the H1N1 virus itself; it’s time for an urgent inquiry to find [...]

***Gaza Needs Trust, Not Just Aid - Caroline writing for the Guardian’s Comment is Free*** - March 3rd, 2009
Comment is free 03 March 2009 Gaza needs trust, not just aid If Palestinians are able to put together a government of genuine [...]

***WEB EXCLUSIVE*** Children in Trouble - Barnardo’s Campaign, 17 November 2008 - November 17th, 2008
Article by Caroline Lucas for Barnardo’s ‘Children in trouble’ campaign When young people behave in a way which has negative consequences for themselves or [...]

Comment is free - Guardian: Dirty tactics to defend a dirty industry, 05 August 2008 - August 6th, 2008
Aggressive policing at this year’s climate camp in Kingsnorth has exposed the UK authorities’ contempt for peaceful protest Sitting in a [...]

Cut the bullfighting - New Statesman - 06 June 2008 - June 6th, 2008
06 June 2008 - Green MEP Caroline Lucas explains to the New Statesman why she thinks that, despite its ancient [...]

No green light for occupiers - Jewish Socialist magazine, Spring 2008 - May 1st, 2008
The Green Party’s spring conference controversially adopted a policy of boycott, sanctions and divestment with regard to Israel. Green Party [...]

Comment is free: Guardian - Blood on the ice - March 28th, 2008
Comment is free 28 March 2008 - The annual seal cull begins in Canada today, with the quota set at 275,000 [...]

Bottled Budget - New Statesman - 13 March 2008 - March 13th, 2008
13 March 2008 - The Green Party’s Caroline Lucas discusses how Alistair Darling bottled the Budget and presented one that’s [...]

Trading Tough - The World Today magazine, Chatham House - February 20th, 2008
20 February 2008 - Including aviation emissions in the EU’s much-feted Emissions Trading Scheme could be a step in the [...]

Comment is free - Guardian: No more plain sailing - February 14th, 2008
Comment is free 14 February 2008 - The attention that will undoubtedly now be directed at the shipping industry as a [...]

** WEB EXCLUSIVE: No Middle Ground In The Middle East ** - 5 February 2008 - February 5th, 2008
The refusal of the EU and UK to challenge Israel makes a mockery of our commitment to democracy and human [...]

In the wake of Bali, action must speak louder than words - 29 January 2008 - January 29th, 2008
Only tough targets and unfailing resolve can match the ambitious rhetoric of world leaders at Bali, says Caroline Lucas in [...]

The EU Flies Into A Storm Over Aviation Emissions - Parliament Magazine - 15 January 2008 - January 15th, 2008
Including aviation emissions in the EU’s much-feted Emissions Trading Scheme is a step in the right direction, but the terms [...]

Nuclear Fall Out - New Statesman Online - 10 January 2008 - January 10th, 2008
The Government’s commitment to a future of nuclear power will undermine national and environmental security for years to come - After [...]

BBC Green Room ‘Writers Write Back’ - Caroline responds to reader comments - January 2008 - January 8th, 2008
Can I firstly thank everyone who took the time to respond to my article. There were many interesting comments, the [...]

BBC Online - Response to Bjorn Lomborg - September 2006 - September 20th, 2006
We live in a world of desperate inequalities, grinding poverty and disease. On this website last week Bjorn Lomborg eloquently [...]

Lebanon - Position Statement August 25th 2006 - August 25th, 2006
I have been horrified by the bloody conflict in Lebanon , which has claimed the lives of some 1,400 people [...]

Lebanon - Position Statement August 8th 2006 - August 8th, 2006
I am horrified by what is happening in Lebanon - which has only very recently begun to experience real independence [...]

Iraq - Position Statement 2003 - April 23rd, 2003
"In the wake of the devastating and illegal war on Iraq, it is of paramount importance that a provisional Iraqi [...]

Disaster Strikes - February 19th, 2003
A recent broadsheet headline screamed: "Stop the war? Try telling that to the tyrannised people of Iraq." In fact, I [...]

Help us root out truth about Foot and Mouth - May 2nd, 2002
Published in the Western Morning News, May 2002 Given that the foot and mouth crisis was one of the [...]

Asking Uncomfortable Questions - Caroline on the EU and US response to the events of September 11th 2001 - October 23rd, 2001
 ASKING UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS Morning Star - October 2001 Caroline Lucas, Green MEP for the South East, will be contributing a monthly column. [...]

National Missile Defence - The Military Arm of Globalisation - May 24th, 2001
NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENCE - THE MILITARY ARM OF GLOBALISATION Article for Update, newsletter of the European Federation of Green Parties May [...]

Stopping The Great Food Swap - Viewpoint in the Financial Times, April 2001 - April 1st, 2001
It is ironic that against a backdrop of rising global trade barriers to European meat exports that this is the [...]

Uncomfortable Questions - The Aviation Industry and the EU - February 1st, 2001
Article for Resurgence Magazine 2001