Laurens Speelman

Laurens Speelman

  • Strategy Team

Laurens Speelman is a Principal with RMI’s Strategy Team. Laurens leads efforts to share and advance approaches for analyzing transformative systems change driven by catalysts that are not adequately addressed by conventional models. The aim of this work is to provide more ambitious and realistic projections of future energy systems. These efforts include new tools to support voluntary climate commitments by non-state actors and assess their alignment with sectoral, regional, or global goals.


Prior to RMI, Laurens worked at NewForesight, a consultancy firm in the Netherlands that is organized around a philosophy of driving systems change across sectors, and the methods to do so. Prior to NewForesight, Laurens worked at Spring Associates, a consultancy firm that focuses on the energy transition.


Ph.D., Institute for Complex Systems Simulations, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton
M.Sc., Complexity Science, University of Southampton
M.Sc., Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University
B.Sc., Liberal Arts & Sciences, University College Utrecht


Boulder, CO