| Ted Halstead |
|Born||July 25, 1968|
|Died||September 2, 2020 (Age 52)|
Cause of death
|Fell 30 meters while hiking|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College, Harvard Kennedy School of Government|
|Member of||WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/2001, WEF/Young Global Leaders/2005|
Ted Halstead was an American author, policy entrepreneur, and public speaker who has founded four non-profit think tanks and advocacy organizations: the Climate Leadership Council, Americans for Carbon Dividends, New America Foundation , and Redefining Progress. His areas of expertise included climate policy, economic policy, environmental policy, healthcare, and political reform.
In 2018, Halstead received total compensation of $356,188.
Climate Leadership Council
The Climate Leadership Council is a nonprofit organization that advocates for a carbon tax Launched in 2017 by Halstead and former Republican Secretaries of State James Baker and George Shultz, it is financed by Goldman Sachs,the Craig and Susan McCaw Foundation and the Arnhold Foundation.
The CLC's angle is to sell its plan as “conservative” plan because the carbon tax is “revenue neutral” and the plan was authored by former Republican officials. The Climate Leadership Council' plan is based on four inter-dependent pillars: (1) a gradually rising carbon fee, (2) carbon dividends for all Americans, (3) significant regulatory simplification, and (4) border carbon adjustment.
Its plan intends to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2035.
The Council has organized a coalition of corporations, environmental organizations, economists and others in support of its proposal.
In 2019, the Climate Leadership Council helped organize the largest and most prominent public statement in the history of the economics profession. The Economists Statement on Carbon Dividends, first published in The Wall Street Journal, was signed by over 3,500 U.S. economists, including all four living former Chairs of the Federal Reserve (Janet Yellen, Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker), 27 Nobel Laureate economists, and 15 former Chairs of the President's Council of Economic Advisors.
Events Participated in
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2004||21 January 2004||25 January 2004||World Economic Forum|
|2068 billionaires, CEOs and their politicians and "civil society" leaders met under the slogan Partnering for Prosperity and Security. "We have the people who matter," said World Economic Forum Co-Chief Executive Officer José María Figueres.|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2019||22 January 2019||25 January 2019||World Economic Forum|
- https://clcouncil.org/our-story/%7Curl-status=live%7Cwebsite=Climate Leadership Council
- https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/opinion/a-conservative-case-for-climate-action.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0%7Ctitle=A Conservative Case for Climate Action
- Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Climate Leadership Council. 2018. Part VII.
- Information provided by FoundationSearch. Climate Leadership Council. Accessed October 31, 2019. www.FoundationSearch.com