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 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.
Clearly climate change is happening even more quickly then feared, I am more in the camp that humans are responsible for more then half of the problem. Rising temperatures are fueling some of the natural disasters and especially rising sea levels, which will effect Guernsey, we are a small Island, but we need to do our part to help.
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 attended the presentation on the 8th September and learnt so much, the challenges facing Guernsey and the issues that clearly need to be included in the Nature strategy, but like all strategies it needs action plans and funding to make it work, a clear plan of what is needed working with the private sector, who can help deliver. I support that the States needs to do more.
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 agree, climate equalising needs to happen and we need to move to a greener economy, there are six main sectors that Guernsey could focus on, more renewable energy (especially working with Alderney re tidal power) green buildings (ensure new builds are built correctly) sustainable transport (more investment into programmes, like active travel etc.) Water and Waste management (ensure Guernsey is recycling more and dumping less at sea) and Land Management (ensuring not all our green areas are used for housing or going to waste)
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?
The States clearly needs another debate about nature/environment and the action plans needed, with covid-19 we have no idea the effect that really has had on the economy, but it's clear some extra funding is needed, even if we can do some of the low hanging fruit as a starter, its a move in the right direction.