The Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs (JHCGA) is a bipartisan think and do tank based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. JHCGA mobilizes ideas and action outside of government to impact the policy process. Photo: ECW

JACKSON, Wyo. —  On June 24, the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs, a bipartisan think tank based in Jackson, in partnership with the Center for Climate and Security and Prime Movers Lab, will hold the second Jackson Hole Global Forum: Climate Change and National Security online.

This online event is free to the public and will be viewable at 9 a.m. MST via the Center for the Arts.

Featuring opening welcome remarks from Jackson Hole Mayor Hailey Morton Levinson and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, the forum will bring U.S. and global military leaders, security professionals, business executives, entrepreneurs, investors, policy leaders and citizens together to advance understanding and action that responds to the security implications of a changing climate.

The morning sessions focused on climate risks will open with a keynote from Kit DesLauriers, an accomplished Jackson Hole based ski mountaineer and member of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame who was the first person to ski the Seven Summits. Kit’s keynote, entitled “View from the Edge: A Ski Mountaineer’s Perspective on Climate Change” will take attendees on a journey through the impacts of climate change she has witnessed in the U.S. Arctic and locally, in Jackson Hole. The afternoon sessions focused on solutions will open with a conversation on climate action, investing, and efforts to heal the planet with Chris Sacca, Shark Tank judge, and Managing Partner of Lowercarbon Capital.

“In the years ahead, a changing climate will increasingly impact national security and global stability. This forum will examine not just climate change’s role as a threat multiplier on global issues from shrinking ice in the Arctic to resource scarcity in the Middle East to the growing challenges of wildfire, here in Wyoming, but also how to best ‘climate proof’ our future globally, nationally, and locally” said Sherri Goodman, forum speaker, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, and Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate and Security.

The Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs (JHCGA) is a bipartisan think and do tank based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. JHCGA mobilizes ideas and action outside of government to impact the policy process with a focus on climate solutions, Wyoming economic diversification, and U.S.-China clean energy cooperation. For further information contact Nathan Wendt, JHCGA President, at  nathan.wendt@jhcga.org.