CANDIDATES

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:

https://election2020.gg/candidates/answers

Which statement best aligns to your views on the climate crisis?

We should act fast on climate change, and adopt a clear plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

Please let us know more about your perspective on the climate crisis in your own words.

This can no longer be an arm’s length, future issue. As government and individuals, we all have to take responsibility for this now and be prepared to make some big changes. Doing your recycling is great, but it’s going to take a lot more than that. We’re all privileged to live in such a beautiful place, it’s time to recognise that privilege and start actively showing respect to our home, not just saying the right words. We need to invest in infrastructure that reduces traffic and incentivise people to get out of their cars, enable and encourage people to move to sustainable energy resources, and we need to protect and encourage our natural biodiversity.

BIODIVERSITY LOSS

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.

I have learned a lot recently about our biodiversity but I have so much more to learn. The work going on in our community is fantastic but these projects clearly need to be supported, upscaled and invested in by our States. The thought that we don't really know which species loss could be the one that tips us over the edge and yet we keep on allowing them to be lost anyway, is truly terrifying.

CLIMATE EQUITY

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.

Climate equity is a fairly new concept to me but it's starting to make sense! However, what is not new to me is collaborative working, a desire to reduce our impact on the environment and equality/equity. They are some of the key themes on my website www.tinabury.com If environmental issues are worked on collaboratively across committees, business and third sectors, with equitable outcomes at the forefront of mind I believe we can achieve a greener economy fairly.

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?

I would like to see the funding for the Strategy for Nature awarded as requested and to see it being considered through all relevant decision making. I would like to see some bold decisions made, and at least begin to be implemented, that demonstrate our commitment to the reduction of carbon emissions and use of renewable energy.

Bury, Tina

The Guernsey Partnership of Independents

CLIMATE CHANGE

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