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Resources and Energy Analysis Programme (REAP) is a sophisticated model that helps policy-makers to understand and measure the environmental pressures associated with human consumption.


Last updated on 31 March 2022

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Graphic: REAP.

It can be used at the local, regional and national levels and generates indicators on:

  • Carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions measured in tonnes per capita.
  • The ecological footprint required to sustain an area in global hectares per capita.
  • The material flows of products and services through an area measured in thousands of tonnes.
REAP tool

REAP tool

REAP contains several unique features and has applications in a wide range of policy areas including transport, housing and planning. The programme’s powerful scenario tool models the impacts of policy and creates plausible scenarios of the future. These scenarios can be set against targets or compared to alternative futures based on different trends or assumptions.


Chris West

Deputy Centre Director (Research)

SEI York

Katarina Axelsson
Katarina Axelsson

Senior Policy Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Topics and subtopics
Energy : Planning and modelling
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SEI Headquarters, SEI York
United Kingdom

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