Jim Blackburn on CO2 Sequestration Using Natural Coastal Ecosystems
Could this spread to other places on the American Shoreline?
On this episode, Peter and Tyler are joined by Jim Blackburn to discuss the Texas Coastal Exchange, a nonprofit organization designed to be both a new land conservation tool and a means to establish and mitigate for carbon dioxide emissions by creating a framework that allows landowners who provide ongoing carbon sequestration, on a metric ton/acre/year basis, a financial incentive. The money comes from donations from individuals and organizations seeking to mitigate their carbon footprints and facilitate land conservation.
Jim Blackburn is a professor in the practice of environmental law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University, teaching courses in sustainable development and environmental law. He is also a practicing environmental lawyer with the Blackburn & Carter law firm in Houston and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute. At Rice, he serves as the co-director of the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disaster (SSPEED) Center and as director of the undergraduate minor in energy and water sustainability.