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 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 presents both a challenge to Guernsey (especially as an island) and an opportunity. We can position ourselves as the 'Green Island', in terms of green finance and play our part in combatting this threat
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.
We have lost a significant number of species in recent years. There is a marked lack of data on this, and we should take a census of local flora and fauna to establish the base line. We should then aim for sustainable development that will protect local species where possible.
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.
A clear example of the problem is energy policy. We need to rapidly decarbonise road transport and home heating, but there will be fixed costs of maintaining and balancing an on-island electricity grid. We cannot leave these costs to fall on the shoulders of those who cannot afford to go 'off-grid'.
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?
As stated above, we need to make determined efforts to decarbonise our economy. We also need to invest in home insulation and improving our sea defences. We must make progress in all of these areas in the next four years.