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 take further steps to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions where it's practical and in Guernsey's interests to do so.
Please let us know more about your perspective on the climate crisis in your own words.
We need to do more to tackle climate change. However, given the size of Guernsey, any action that we take will have a negligible impact on climate change at a global level. What Guernsey can do is make the energy policy bolder and faster, actively focus on developing wind / tidal power and introduce a solar fund to pay for the installation of solar panels. The power generated would pay back the costs of installation over time. Finally move home heating to electricity.
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.
I believe that we can do more to protect Guernsey’s biodiversity but I do not believe that the answer is as simple as simply investing more money and / or more legislation. We can’t do everything so we need to prioritise.
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.
We cannot destroy our economy and / or put people’s jobs at risk. Managed properly, the transition to a greener economy should create new opportunities and jobs.
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?
Tangible progress that demonstrates that the States takes climate change seriously and has a plan.