CANDIDATES

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:

https://election2020.gg/candidates/answers

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.

We may only be as all community but there is a lot we can do to reduce carbon emissions. As an island with some low lying coastland we are very vulnerable to the effects of rising sea levels and extreme weather.

BIODIVERSITY LOSS

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.

I was aware that we had a problem but was shocked to discover the extent and speed with which we are losing habitat and species. It should be a government responsibility to help protect the environment

CLIMATE EQUITY

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.

The environment and people are integral to a thriving economy. There are lots of examples around the world of sustainable green economy initiatives we could learn from. We could be much more self sufficient in some areas of food production.

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 should invest more in implementing the strategy fir nature. Review our planning regulations and consider incentives for town regeneration and development on brownfield sites to protect remaining greenfield sites. Educate and support people to invest in greener options for home and transport.

Hall, Catherine

Independent

CLIMATE CHANGE

© 2020 Standing Up For Guernsey's Environment

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram