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.

No additional comments supplied.


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.

No additional comments supplied.


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.

No additional comments supplied.


Where the environment is concerned, what outcomes do you think the States should achieve in the next four years, in your own words?

Our natural environment is precious but vulnerable. If re-elected, my approach will be guided by these objectives: - Develop an action plan on climate change which is ambitious but achievable in our local context; - Support our transition to cleaner fuels and a low-carbon economy while maintaining affordability for our population; - Continue efforts to promote biodiversity; - Reduce environmental footprint, including by increasing the use of renewable energy; - Promote our growing reputation as a green finance centre and encourage green investment and green jobs of the future; - Encourage development on brownfield sites and not greenfield sites; - Respond to the increasing demands for safer walking and cycling; - Care for our wonderful coasts and beaches - improving access, encouraging wildlife and enhancing cleanliness and water quality.

Fallaize, Matt



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