LEcA - a Landscape Ecological Assessment tool for REEEM

Role of technologies in an energy efficient economy – model-based analysis of policy measures and transformation pathways to a sustainable energy system

Participants: Xi Pang and Ulla Mörtberg, EMA Research Group, KTH

Funding: EU Horizon 2020

Time period for the case study: 2016-2018

Project description

The project REEEM is a large energy systems modelling project funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020) and led by dESA, KTH, was launched in Brussels on 24-25 February. Meeting participants included the EC Project Officer, Policy officers from DG ENER, DG RTD and the JRC as well as partners from the REEEM consortium. This project will endeavour to model potential future pathways for the European energy system, its corresponding transformations and their respective impacts.

The LEcA Lithuania case study in REEEM is performed by the EMA Research Group, KTH, in cooperation with dESA, KTH, SLU, LEI and other partners. In the case study, the LEcA Tool will be applied in a case study in Lithuania, for an ecosystem services trade-off analysis and assessment integrated with an energy assessment model. The LEcA Tool was originally developed within the PhD project Integrated sustainability assessment of forest bioenergy options.

Link to the REEEM project web page: www.reeem.org

Link to the REEEM project on EU Horizon 2020 web page


The LEcA Lithuania case study is a cooperation between KTH, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Aleksandras Stulginskis University and Lithuanian State Forest Service. The REEEM project is a collaboration between dESA and EMA Research Group (SEED, KTH); AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSAATIO, Finland; AARHUS UNIVERSITET, Denmark; DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET, Denmark; ENERGETSKI INSTITUT HRVOJE POZAR, Croatia; KIC INNOENERGY SE, Netherlands; LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS, Lithuania; Reiner Lemoine Institut gGmbH, Germany; SPF TOKNI, Faeroe Islands; UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, United Kingdom; and UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART, Germany.



2017 Pang, X., Nordström, E., Böttcher, H., Trubins, R., and Mörtberg U., 2017. Trade-offs and synergies among ecosystem services under different forest management scenarios – the LEcA tool. Ecosystem Services 28: 67-79.
2017 Pang, X., Mörtberg, U., Trubins, R., Sallnäs, O., Mizgeris, G., Kulbokas, G., Galinis, A. and Lekavicius, V. 2017. The Landscape simulation and Ecological Assessment (LEcA) tool – Linking with the energy model MESSAGE. Poster presented at the Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) start-up meeting 17-18 May 2017 in EC headquarters, Brussels.
2017 Welsch, J., Schmid, D., Montenegro, R., Pang, X., Gardumi, F., Balyk, O., Korkmaz, U., Fahl, U., Howells, M. and Karlsson, K. 2017. Multi-sectoral modelling of decarbonisation pathways: a pilot thought experiment. Poster presented at the Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) start-up meeting 17-18 May 2017 in EC headquarters, Brussels.
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