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?

Our current approach to protecting the environment is reasonable, and strikes the right balance with the needs of the economy.

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

I do not accept the use of the word crisis. There are many conflicting views on climate change and, while the prevailing opinion is that there is a need to take strong action, it is not the only opinion.

BIODIVERSITY LOSS

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.

No additional comments supplied.

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 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.

No additional comments supplied.

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?

A steady, proportionate and measured approach drawing on peer-reviewed scientific research reflecting all shades of opinion should be adopted.

Smithies, Jeremy

Independent

CLIMATE CHANGE

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