Lloyd is the Director of Forests and Climate for WWF-US and serves as the REDD+ Multilateral Finance Lead for WWF’s Global Forest and Climate Program. In the last decade, developed countries have committed several billion dollars in climate finance to efforts to reduce tropical forest loss and associated greenhouse gas emissions. Lloyd leads WWF’s efforts to ensure that these funds are spent effectively – in ways that directly address the major drivers of deforestation (e.g., like unplanned agricultural conversion) but also respect the rights and livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples and local, forest-dependent communities. After representing Northern Civil Society as an Official Observer at the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility for several years, Lloyd now works with WWF teams and their partners in countries like Nepal, DRC, Indonesia and Peru to design and advance successful jurisdictional programs to reduce deforestation and degradation.
Lloyd has a M.S. and Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Massachusetts. After completing his graduate work, Lloyd moved to Washington to work on international environmental policy with the U.S. State Department, where he worked for two years before joining WWF.