Thank you to all the candidates who completed the survey.
The puffin ratings below are based on their answers to the multiple choice questions we posed to them across three key issues, with four green puffins indicating the best answer down to 1 green puffin indicating the least environmentally friendly option. We did not factor the candidates' free form text answers (visible by clicking 'Read More' to get to their candidate page) into the ratings.
Candidates who did not engage with the survey received zero green puffins.
The States questions also contain informative environmental responses for some candidates:
Which statement best aligns to your views on the climate crisis?
We should take further steps to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions where it's practical and in Guernsey's interests to do so.
Please let us know more about your perspective on the climate crisis in your own words.
The best action we could take in the near future is to enable access to borrowing for home owners to install better insulation and green energy solutions for their homes. The costs could be recouped on their electricity bills. This would provide a good return on the under utilised bond of the States, reduce emmissions, reduce fuel poverty and invest in the green energy building sector.
Which statement best aligns to your views on the challenges being faced by local biodiversity?
I believe urgent action is needed to save Guernsey's biodiversity, and the States should immediately invest more funding to protect it, introducing new legislation as appropriate.
Please let us know more about your views on the challenges faced by local biodiversity in your own words.
It isn't just funding and legisltation, a lot of States activity is by policy. It is therefore reasonable to require a change in land management from those who receive subsidies from the States (dairy farmers for instance) which would be faster and more flexible an approach than legislation.
Transitioning to a greener economy could result in major, potentially unequal, social and economic impacts. Which statement best reflects your view of how these should be managed?
We can do more than just avoid unfairness - we can and should use climate action as an opportunity to build a better, fairer society, for example, through green job creation and progressive funding solutions.
Please let us know more about your perspective on climate equity and transitioning to a greener economy in your own words.
I believe in natural justice and therefore the question of an equitable society has nothing to do with climate, it is merely an imperative of a just society.
THE NEXT 4 YEARS
Where the environment is concerned, what outcomes do you think the States should achieve in the next four years, in your own words?
A change to funding for biodiversity with legislation being considered for certain conservation areas. Biodiversity to be cetnral for any States contract concerning land management or housing.