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 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.

Guernsey is not immune to the effects of climate change and, if the forecasts are accurate about rising sea levels, we must act now to make improvements to our sea defences through a planned structure of work. I would add that our built infrastructure is a far greater problem in Guernsey than the emissions from our motor vehicles. There are measures already being put in place in Europe to replace the internal combustion engine to meet European standards within 5 years. There is nothing in place whatsoever in Guernsey to reduce the energy use or carbon emissions from our homes or workplaces.

BIODIVERSITY LOSS

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.

I am not aware of deliberate sabotage of our local species by way of plants, wild animals or insects. I do however support the conservation of our natural environment.

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.

I personally don't know enough about climate equity to comment on this further. With regards to a greener economy, I'm a Chartered Surveyor and I design and alter buildings so that they perform in an energy efficient way with minimum impact upon our environment in Guernsey.

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?

We need to urgently consider ways to reduce the environmental impact of our buildings in terms of emissions and energy use. It’s time we improve our current energy policy and linking this with how we build on the island. I want to help drive forward improvements to our Island Development Plan for planning and building and I think we are in a great position to start working more closely on green initiatives with the private sector.

Chescoe, Nigel

The Guernsey Partnership of Independents

CLIMATE CHANGE

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