Conservation International Shares Condolences on the Passing of Ted Halstead

September 8, 2020

Arlington, Va. (Sept. 8, 2020) – Conservation International today shared the following remarks on the passing of Ted Halstead, the founder of the Climate Leadership Council (CLC), of which Conservation International is a Founding Member. Conservation International also sends its deepest condolences to Ted’s family and to the teams he led, including CLC and Americans for Carbon Dividends. 

“Ted had a remarkable gift for bringing people together, from Democrats and Republicans to activists and business leaders. That is exactly what made his vision for American leadership in the climate crisis so compelling,” said Dr. M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International. “We will miss his brilliance, and we remain committed to his ideal of bringing together broad coalitions dedicated to finding solutions for our planet.” 

“Ted was a tireless champion for the planet, and it was an honor to work with him on some of the most pressing environmental issues that we face,” said Wes Bush, chairman of the Executive Committee of Conservation International. “On behalf of all of us at Conservation International, I want to express our deepest condolences and support to his family.”

“In a time of unrelenting division, Ted recognized that the threat of climate change could only be solved through cooperation and collective action,” said Peter Seligmann, chairman of the board and founder of Conservational International. “We were proud to support Ted’s work as a founding member of the Climate Leadership Council, and we will honor his legacy of uniting people from all sectors of society in service of a more sustainable future.”

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