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?

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.

are you using locally sourced data or noaa's constantly changing data? if your using noaa's there is no real way of identifying our local output accurately.


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

I believe that Guernsey's environment and biodiversity is important. I consider that current conservation measures are appropriate.

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

dpa needs to stop building on green sites for a start.


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?

Climate change mustn't be used as an excuse for major changes to our economic system (tax, subsidies, regulation, etc) or social policies. I think minor green changes are proportionate and appropriate for a small jurisdiction like Guernsey.

Please let us know more about your perspective on climate equity and transitioning to a greener economy in your own words.

what data do you base that claim on? all measures proposed here rely heavily on extra or new taxes on an already strained public, the well off don't feel the extra outgoing whereas everyone else does.


Where the environment is concerned, what outcomes do you think the States should achieve in the next four years, in your own words?

i would hope realistically, it is approached with far more sensitivity towards the impoverished and less well off, utopian / socialist ideas need a big load of capitalism to fund them. as i state in my manifesto i would consider sensible env moves providing they were not punitive.


McLean, Ray