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?

Our current approach to protecting the environment is reasonable, and strikes the right balance with the needs of the economy.

Please let us know more about your perspective on the climate crisis in your own words.

The States current policy is to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. We therefore have the flexibility to change our target to an earlier date as the Action Plans are developed and implemented, the Citizens' Assembly is engaged or new evidence comes to light.

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.

To date the States has relied heavily on our many voluntary sector groups. The States biodiversity funding and the involvement of ACLMS has helped. However that is only the start. The States commitment to the Strategy for Nature Action Plans has to prove genuine when the budget is voted on.

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.

I don't believe in growth for growth's sake, especially as we are much wealthier than the UK per head of population. We should instead be considering prosperity, in the widest sense of that word. The transition to a greener economy is an opportunity to reconsider our basic priorities.

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?

Turning the words of the trilogy of policy letters, energy, climate change and strategy for nature into actions. The way we develop the Action Plans, taking islanders with us, is critical to the success of the policies.

Langlois, Shane

The Guernsey Partnership of Independents

CLIMATE CHANGE

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