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 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 invest in a greener future. The Environment should be working for and with the people of Guernsey, not against them but protecting future generations. The Nature Study which has been approved by the States has now also been adopted by the planning Authority, which I was apart of. However needs funding The recent climate change policy letter now needs to be put into action. Although on some of the propositions, I reserve my judgement on the basis of cost. Though I do believe that those to do with air quality just need to be implemented to prevent health issues and is the right thing to do. Protect the green spaces and heritage Invest in green finance Scrap single use bottles Create more drinking fountains. Island Games will be building some of these. Paris saves over 2 million single use bottles per year by having drinking fountains including sparkling water When a tree is felled somewhere it should be replaced by another indigenous tree Subsidy on electric bikes has boosted the amount of people not using their cars for short journeys and I'd like to see this extended to help achieve air pollution targets. Cycle lines would be beneficial. Pursue electrical aviation as this could also help the economy and transport links within the Channel Island while better for the environment.

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.

From the husting, I was shocked to hear so many species are in rapid decline. I don’t think it working what we are doing so needs legislation.

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.

We have a number of excellent financial advisors, advising on this matter, I think Guernsey should be using impact investment along with green finance. In regards to our economy I am excited about the potential of an electric plane.

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?

We need to fund the nature strategy, invest in impact investment and green finance. Legislation to protect the decline it certain species.

Oliver, Victoria

Independent

CLIMATE CHANGE

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