As the United States grapples with meaningful action on climate change, much emphasis has been placed on the transportation sector, and with good reason. Transportation accounts for 29 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, the most of any sector. A majority of these emissions, unsurprisingly, come from passenger vehicles.
Jackson works on the Urban Transformation team on the intersection of land use and transportation polices and their effect on vehicle miles traveled. Specifically, he is investigating how pricing signals and strategies can incentivize people to drive less within the United States.
Prior to joining RMI and enrolling at the University of Colorado, Jackson spent time creating a new technology strategy for a regional wealth management firm. Most recently, he worked for Walmart e-Commerce managing a business unit where he was responsible for every aspect of the unit’s success. Additionally, he served as the sustainability subject matter expert for his team where he developed and implemented sustainable strategies.
MS, Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation and Sustainable Business, Indiana University
Masters of the Environment, Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry, University of Colorado (in progress)