We are saddened today to hear of the passing of Phil Clapp. Phil was the Deputy Managing Director of the Pew Environmental Group, and founder and President of the National Environmental Trust.
For his entire career, Phil was a tireless campaigner for the biggest environmental and human health issues of our time. He was an early voice on global warming, and provided essential leadership as one of the NGO community's strongest voices in international negotiations. But Phil was also instrumental in creating solutions and consensus on issues such as smog, acid rain and hazardous waste.
Phil was a brave, smart and passionate advocate. He had an enormous impact on the people around him and the world he lived in.
The environmental movement owes a debt of gratitude to one of its earliest and most dedicated champions. He is a dear friend, and we will miss him.