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.
we are the temporary guardians of our planet which we hold for a short time before pass it to our children. We are at a critical inflection point and unless we seize the moment we are not only in danger of leaving our children without an option to recover, but we will have missed the economic opportunity which transformation can bring.
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.
The stark findings of the 2020 habitat survey should be required reading. The trend needs to be reversed and biodiversity net gain introduced to not only mitigate for our human activities, but to enhance the biodiversity. What is more concerning is the lack of data on our marine environment, where massive habitat and degradation could be happening but there is no means to recognise this, never mind combat it. Invasive species are too common place and co-ordinated States wide efforts in conjunction with targeted legislation are necessary.
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 someone who comes from a strong equalities and rights background, I was unaware of climate equity until examining Climate Change Policy levers. Unless we address the climate crisis through this prism, we will not be able to sustain the level of change that needs to happen. It will be useless if half the population is unable to access the benefits of sustainable ways of living.
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?
On Climate Change - we should have the engagement of the citizens assembly and a community backing to bring the target of carbon neutrality forward, but I do believe it has to come from the community. I would like to see the reduction of car journeys by having invested in pedestrian and cycling infrastructure and community transport hubs. A marine spacial strategy and a biodiversity net gain introduced for all planning applications. Community solar arrays and a community energy plan to transition low income households to low carbon energy including their transport in the plan.