Help Coal Communities Fight Climate Change!

by Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs


Help us convert the nation's coal-producing regions into climate change leaders. Wyoming produces more coal than any other state, by far. In the global fight to ramp up climate change action, transitioning coal communities away from coal, through renewable energy jobs, and eliminating carbon emissions from coal, will play a crucial role. The Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs fosters this transition when government action stalls by building new coalitions invested in climate action.
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Wyoming is the nation's largest producer of coal by far. Now, the coal industry is collapsing. This is great news for the planet, but horrible news for Wyoming's coal workers. The state needs new, clean energy jobs for displaced coal workers. In doing so, Wyoming can transform its economy from being a large carbon-emitter into being a climate change leader: creating an example for the globe to follow.


If Wyoming, coal country, can transform itself into a leader in climate change, it will an example for the globe. Coal provides jobs and provides public revenue for schools and infrastructure. Without new opportunities, coal communities are hollowed out and the state cannot transition to a new economic, and renewable energy powered future. We build the coalitions and action that can result in investment in opportunities such as renewable energy manufacturing jobs.

Long-Term Impact

Wyoming is the nation's largest producer of coal, the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel responsible for climate change. If Wyoming transitions to producing clean energy such as wind and other clean energy opportunities, it will help eliminate carbon-emissions from coal, reinvent coal communities that have lost jobs, and play a role in saving the planet from the global threat of climate change.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs

Location: Jackson, WY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Nathan Wendt
Jackson, WY United States

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