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Coal Regions and the Energy Transition
Track 2 Dialogues



To facilitate new policy ideas and outcomes in climate action between the U.S. and China through the transformation of coal-producing regions


To create a durable bridge/network between U.S.-China coal regions that strengthens policymaking and joint climate action

Beginning in 2021, supported by the Energy Foundation China and with the China Coal Society, JHCGA began the U.S.-China Coal Regions and Energy Transition Track 2 dialogues.

These Track 2 (unofficial) dialogues, bring together leaders and stakeholders on the ground in largest coal-producing regions of the U.S. and China to share new ideas and best practices in energy and just transition policymaking between the globe's two largest economies, energy consumers, producers of coal, and joint contributors of 40% of the globe's CO2.  For the globe to respond to climate change, both nation's must lead.  

Participants in these dialogues are some of the key leaders in the key U.S.-China coal-producing regions whose actions can shape the climate policymaking, clean energy, and job creating opportunities that hasten the energy and just transition. 

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