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.
At one time I was a little sceptical but not any more. Human beings must do all they can to turn back the tide. For some species and in some places it is too late. We do not want that to apply for any other species or place if we can do something - which we must. [Re: 3 above I would add that this is not a cop out. I would rather we were practical in what we can achieve and then achieve it]
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.
One word - resources. The Environment in all its manifestations did not feature in most people's consciousness. Bio Diversity never featured at all. I did not realise its significance. Now I do. Perhaps there is a second word. Education.
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.
This is like many other similar issues. I agree with it but need more education and information so I can have a proper input. I found the session I attended at Les Cotils remarkably interesting. Because of time constraints we only visited about half the tables. I want those who know to give me their time so I can give an informed answer to this and other similar issues.
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?
Some things will take more than four years. Others can be achieved/started in the four years. We should designate certain areas as protected areas for wildlife. We should continue the clean up Town policy, eg from cigarette butts. We should encourage the green environment - plant more trees - encourage people to do so. We should improve an already good bus service. We should have a people's park at Leale's Yard. We should invest in bio diversity and education on the environment in the widest sense.