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.
Areas of Focus: Climate Change
, Climate Economics
Climate change is an urgent global challenge. EPIC research is helping to assess its impacts, quantify its costs, and identify an efficient set of policies to reduce emissions and adapt...
, Climate Law & Policy
Climate change will affect every sector of the economy, both locally and globally. EPIC research is quantifying these effects to help guide policymakers, businesses, and individuals working to mitigate and...
Climate Law & Policy
As countries around the world implement policies to confront climate change, EPIC research is calculating which policies will have the most impact for the least cost.