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.
There is a climate (and ecological) emergency unfolding. We should take immediate action to reduce our carbon emissions, support biodiversity and try to stop consuming so much!
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 have lost 60% of local species in the last 40 years. Local ecosystems are collapsing and we are not separate from them. We need to do something urgently to fix our life-support systems.
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.
As stated in option C, climate action and social justice are closely linked. We must invest locally to create green jobs.
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?
We must reduce local emissions by reducing school traffic and switching to electric cars. If children walk and cycle to school, they also reconnect with nature. We must stop the attrition of wild spaces. We should also encourage people switch to electric bikes and cars, invest in the energy efficiency of existing and new buildings and produce more food locally.