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 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.

Personally, I don't like the use of the word "crisis" as it implies difficult decisions need making. The reality is, the decisions are pretty simple, we just need to get on with making them and taking action.

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.

Frustration. So many issues we face, would be so much easier if we actually faced them. The constant lack of (meaningful) support for biodiversity only leads to bigger problems.

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.

Climate equity is a new concept to me and I've not yet formulated my full view - that's not suggesting I don't agree with it. I believe that transitioning to a greener economy will create varying, interesting new employment opportunities and help to increase our levels of self sufficiency. Through my own business experience, I am aware that to be green is to be efficient, and to be efficient is to be profitable. It just takes a slightly different approach and a bit more thinking.

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?

I would like to see the creation of a local investment fund with the aim of launching local green businesses & initiatives. I would like to see a proper cycling network across Guernsey I would like to see action, over words.

Taylor, Andrew

Independent

CLIMATE CHANGE

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