International Climate Expert Tapped to Lead The New York Climate Exchange on Governors Island

Stephen Hammer brings 30 years of local and global experience to the new role

An architectural rendering of the entire Governors Island adapted from a satellite photo taken directly overhead.

Stephen Hammer, CEO of The New York Climate Exchange

“I’m excited The Exchange has selected Stephen to be our inaugural CEO, given the resonance between his own bold vision and that of The Exchange,” Lynch said. “His leadership will be a driving force behind the acceleration of The Exchange’s pursuit of interdisciplinary solutions to the vexing climate problems facing our communities.” 

Partners from 14 academic and corporate organizations and more than 30 community entities from environmental justice, research and government have begun to work together to advance climate education, research, job training, public programs and commercialization to prepare communities to respond to climate challenges. The Climate Exchange campus on Governors Island in New York Harbor is being designed for an expected 2025 groundbreaking.