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.
What is sometimes overlooked by some, is all the great work being undertaken by Guernsey Green Finance. As chairman of Guernsey Finance I see all the excellent initiatives which are helping take millions of tonnes of carbon from the global atmosphere. I will continue to drive these opportunities.
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.
I see my generation as having an absolute obligation to preserve and enhance our biodiversity. Key to that delivery is sustainable economic growth, which develops in tandem with and in support of, our environment.
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.
Our finance sector pays a lot of our bills through the employment opportunities that it offers. Investment vehicles administered here are helping fund the innovation that is necessary to provide such transition.
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?
If our Green Finance sector was 10 times larger, which is achievable with the right promotion and investment, the positive contribution to global carbon reduction could be absolutely huge!