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 climate crisis is the rising temperatures resulting in the polar ice caps and glaciers melting, rising sea levels and extreme weather events which cost lives and puts many people at risk. The international response is very slow and global action needs to be taken now to stop the temperature rising before it is too late.
Which statement best aligns to your views on the challenges being faced by local biodiversity?
I believe the States need to prioritise Guernsey's biodiversity, and should invest more funding in protecting it where possible.
Please let us know more about your views on the challenges faced by local biodiversity in your own words.
I fully support the strategy for nature as a means of tackling local biodiversity issues. It has been professionally researched and has been agreed by the Environment & Infrastructure Committee of which I am a member.
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.
The responsibility for climate change improvements have to be allocated in a fair way between rich and poor countries and between rich and poor people in those countries. Guernsey has to play its part by transitioning to a greener economy. I support a new cable from France to supply us with more renewable energy so that everybody can use affordable green energy. Guernsey and its businesses will benefit from the economies of scale of renewable energy sources from the Europe grid rather than having our own solar, wind, wave or tidal energy systems which would be expensive and not reliable enough for us to be dependent on them. I agree with a ban on importing any cars or vans with petrol or diesel engines by 2035 and encouragement to use electric vehicles with the installation of more public charging points. We must allow people to make choices by also encouraging cycling through improving the infrastructure. There must also be a frequent good quality public transport system. We should ensure that we have the highest standards of energy efficiency for all new homes and have grants to improve standards of insulation for existing properties so we cut the cost of heating our homes for everybody.
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?
Allocate resources and make progress on the energy strategy, climate change strategy, strategy for nature and transport strategy. Using a Citizen’s assembly to shape some of the difficult decisions on the climate change strategy will help to carry the community with us.