Justin Locke

Rocky Mountain Institute - Carbon War Room
Director of Islands Energy Program


Justin Locke is the Director of the Islands Energy Program at Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room. He is based in the Washington, DC Office.

Justin is responsible for strategic oversight and leadership for the Islands Energy Program. The Program aims to accelerate the transition of island economies from a heavy dependence on fossil fuels to a diverse platform of renewables and energy efficiency while establishing a blueprint for other isolated economies.

Justin previously held the position of Disaster Risk Management Specialist at the World Bank where he managed one of the largest per capita investment portfolios in World Bank history. Previous to his tenure at the World Bank, Justin worked for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the Pacific Region – holding the role of Development Specialist at the UNDP Regional Pacific Center based in Fiji which provides technical assistance to over 14 Pacific island countries.

He holds a masters’ degree in Public Administration in International Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California and a dual-bachelors’ degree from the University of California, Davis.