Paul C. Stern, Kimberly S. Wolske, Thomas Dietz
To inform climate decisions, climate models must be supplemented with knowledge of the feasibility of choice options in specific decision contexts. Design principles (DPs) offer useful tools for guiding choices. DPs are statements developed from looking across research on specific choice domains to articulate general relationships among decisions, decision processes, and outcomes. Some DPs are specific to an issue, but many resonate across domains. We identify DPs with widespread resonance and propose that they can offer tentative guidance for climate choices while also setting a scientific agenda to inform future decisions.