- the evolving and interconnected nature of energy security and climate change definitions and goals,
- the variables that contribute to an uncertain future, and
- the trade-offs and unintended consequences involved in addressing both issues.
A workable strategy must be concerned not just with how to design a future in which climate change and energy security concerns are met, but also with the pathway to get there. To guide this transition, this brief offers several guiding principles for devising energy and climate policies that are both effective and politically viable.