Visiting Fellow Stephen Hammer

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Visiting Fellow
Academic Year: 2023-24

Stephen Hammer has over thirty years of experience working on climate change and sustainability issues at the global, national, and local levels. An expert on urban scale climate issues, Hammer turned his attention to global climate policy and finance when he joined the World Bank in 2013. At the Bank, he advises senior management on global climate policy matters, has led on major global climate partnerships, including those with the G7 and G20, and represents the Bank in international fora. Most recently, he served as a technical advisor to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Transitional Committee, charged with setting up a new global fund on loss and damage. Hammer was previously a full-time lecturer on energy policy and planning at MIT and Columbia University. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Harvard University, and the University of California, Davis.

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