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 reach net zero carbon emissions as early as possible (and no later than 2040), and take this opportunity to transform Guernsey into a climate leader and innovator.
Please let us know more about your perspective on the climate crisis in your own words.
I think it should be treated as a priority and I have always been very informed about conservation and sustainability. Guernsey is behind in promoting renewables, and legislations should facilitate all processes for people to access renewables. I am in favour of declaring the climate emergency so approaches could be fast-tracked.
Which statement best aligns to your views on the challenges being faced by local biodiversity?
I believe more effort is needed to protect Guernsey's biodiversity and I consider this to be the responsibility of the Island's great voluntary sector.
Please let us know more about your views on the challenges faced by local biodiversity in your own words.
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?
Climate action, economic and social justice are closely linked. I would strongly support equitable policies which don't put the financial burden of climate change on lower- and middle-income households.
Please let us know more about your perspective on climate equity and transitioning to a greener economy in your own words.
There are some very inexpensive ways and ways to ensure we are transitioning to a green economy. I think educating the public to this change of paradigm should be vital in moving the island further, particularly if the population realises that unlimited growth can only lead to an unsustainable future.
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?
Establish what the maximum sustainable population is. Implement an overall framework (Doughnut) that places the environment at the centre of the political agenda and get on with some pilot projects that could promote community engagement and serve as testbeds for future developments across a variety of projects: growing local food, transport, renewables. Look at the feasibility to implement some circular economy between local stakeholders for valorising our waste, for instance.