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 act fast on climate change, and adopt a clear plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

Please let us know more about your perspective on the climate crisis in your own words.

I believe Guernsey in the process of achieving net Zero Carbon emissions has the opportunity to be an early adopter and leader in the technology and collaboration needed to make this happen.

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.

Our biodiversity is extremely important. We need clear leadership on this from States and adequate funding so that projects that help it thrive can continue.

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.

A greener economy is best addressed as part of the wider well being of our society. If we invest in ourselves with sustainable solutions then the well being of our society will be vastly improved in the future.

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?

Investment in infrastructure in order to allow the wide scale adoption of electric vehicles and to encourage walking, cycling and public transport. To have put in place a clear policy for Guernsey Electricity to adopt renewable energy, either on or off island.

Smith, Phil

Independent

CLIMATE CHANGE

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