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.

As a small island we are doing a lot but mostly because of voluntary circumstances. We need to achieve more individually and in the States with a champion of change.

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.

Relying on volunteers alone is not sufficient, a co ordinated approach with sufficient funds will benefit us all now and in the future.

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?

Climate action, economic and social justice are closely linked. I would strongly support equitable policies which don't put the financial burden of climate change on lower- and middle-income households.

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

We need to be cleverer in what we do and pull together in added strategies.

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?

Invest in clean energy and efficiency, retrofit buildings with green insulation etc. Decarbonise cement, steel and plastics, aviation and shipping. Further reduce food loss and waste. Shift to electric vehicles and public charge points. Prioritise public transport and look at self sustaining food imports. Links to Europe rather than UK for freight and supermarkets.

Mitchell, Diane

Independent

CLIMATE CHANGE

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