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.

Climate change is the biggest challenge for mankind, we could be facing possible ecocide far sooner than generally appreciated if cascade effect "tipping points" are reached

BIODIVERSITY LOSS

Which statement best aligns to your views on the challenges being faced by local biodiversity?

I believe the States need to prioritise Guernsey's biodiversity, and should invest more funding in protecting it where possible.

Please let us know more about your views on the challenges faced by local biodiversity in your own words.

Guernsey has enormous pressure on land use and shore development, with some of the most expensive real estate prices in the world, combined with some unique and valuable ecosystems. A balance has to be struck, but must bear in mind that habitats lost are gone forever.

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.

Much of the initiative we can take makes the world a better place regardless of carbon emmissions, who wouldn't like less congested roads, and less reliance on oil from politically unstable regions? Economic measures only capture half the story, and tend to focus short term growth. If humanity is to thrive we need to think of the bigger picture

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?

Investing in alternative travel can showcase the possibilities to the rest of the world, we have short journey distances so are well placed to demonstrate the future of electric vehicles. Our potential for tidal energy generation is an exciting possibility for us to become carbon neutral, or if we export even carbon positive, well before 2050

Matthews, Aidan

Independent

CLIMATE CHANGE

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