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Our Story

Founded in 2002, we bring leaders and communities together in Jackson Hole to drive breakthroughs to global challenges.  

JHCGA views climate change as the global crisis of our time.  From the beginning we have had a niche focus on scaling climate solutions from within the globe's largest producers of coal, the most carbon intensive fossil fuel. Wyoming, our home state, is the U.S.'s largest producer of coal.  We believe that the tipping point in achieving global climate action is through the positive win-win, job creating, clean energy scaling, climate solutions transformation of coal regions.


At the global level, in 2003, JHCGA launched our ongoing flagship project; the U.S. China Clean Energy Initiative. This ongoing initiative works to hasten climate solutions collaboration between Wyoming and Shanxi, China, the two largest coal-producing regions from the globe’s two largest economies and carbon emitting nations: the USA and China.  For the globe to act on climate, the U.S. and China must lead. 

In the U.S., post passage of the historic Inflation Reduction Act, JHCGA manages the Jackson Hole Investor Group.  This JHIG works with federal and state partners to build bridges and investment action between Jackson Hole investors and Wyoming's clean energy opportunities. 

Towards bringing communities together in Jackson Hole to create breakthroughs: our Jackson Hole Summit series brings leaders in business, government, investment markets, civil society and more together to share and shape actions in climate action that can benefit energy communities.  The Global Change Series are free, public events for the Jackson community that dig into the largest global challenges.​  Since 2008, our Global Business Roundtable, has been a leading local speaker series that brings the group's members together with dynamic global thinkers. ​ We work with partners to hold roundtables for energy communities working through the challenges of the energy transformation.

In all of our work, we welcome collaboration.  

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