This morning, WRI was informed of the death of Ted Halstead, Founder and CEO of the Climate Leadership Council, following a hiking accident.

Following is a statement from Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute:

“It is with great sadness that we received the news of Ted Halstead’s sudden death. As a founding member of the Climate Leadership Council, I saw firsthand Ted’s dedication and passion to address the climate crisis. He brought these qualities and more to build a bipartisan coalition to advance climate policy through a price on carbon. At WRI, we will continue to carry these ideas forward. Most of all, we will miss Ted’s intellect, enthusiasm, energy and spirit. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife, daughter, family and loved ones.”