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 environment sustains life as we know it, we as a collective need to look after it, so we can sustain our lives as humans
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.
we need to educate those about biodiversity so that we can recycle effectively and cut out harm materials such as plastic polymers etc
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 is essential at all costs. I would support policies to reduce our environmental impact, regardless of their social impacts, or how they affect the distribution of wealth or other resources.
Please let us know more about your perspective on climate equity and transitioning to a greener economy in your own words.
if we dont do this we wont have a planet to be social on
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?
zero net emissions, alternative methods of energy, a better recycling system less emissions more green activities