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 as soon as possible to reach net zero emissions and no later than 2040, sooner if possible. These steps need to be achievable and affordable, not pie in the sky and they need to be met efficently so that they balance Guernsey's economic and business interests. Environment and economic needs are not mutually exclusive objectives.
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 are loosing green spaces to housing and this needs to change so that housing development is focussed around existing conurbations. Our marine and sea life are unique in many areas (flora as well and animal). Our sea grass beds provide important nursery sites for the fry that will later become essential income for our fishing fleet.
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.
I would like to reduce some IDC and planning restrictions that prevent the installation of solar panels. I would like to see increased environmental obligations (such as insulation) in new buildings. I would like to see loans for domestic improvements (insulation, water and PV solar panels) these loans only to be repaid on sale of the property. i would liket o see fixed price electricity buy-back. This will make cheaper living costs for all, as well as better energy independence for the island, less reliance on oil and cable power, reducing brown-outs and power cuts for businesses.
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?
greater use of electric vehicles. Reducing carbon emissions. Reducing single plastic use. greater recycling and better waste management initiatives. planning for an upgrade to our sewage treatment and disposal systems. Protections for our marine environment and fishing licence schemes following Brexit.