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Daniel D. Moran



Forskningen mitt handler om ressursbruk og klimagassutslipp knyttet til globale forsyningskjeder. Jeg bidrar til å utvikle kryssløpsanalyse-modeller som gir resultater for karbonfotavtrykk i henhold til Scope 3. Jeg jobber også med Scope 1-utslippsmodeller. Verktøyene jeg bruker kommer fra data science og økonomi. Den Eora innebygde GHG utslipp modell som jeg bidro til å utvikle, og fortsette å drive, er brukt av firmaer (store private bank- og finansdataleverandører) og institusjoner (IMF, FN, World Bank, EU Central Bank, African Development Bank, etc.).

Tidligere jeg har jobbet på Wall Street hos MSCI med vurdering av ESG-risiko, og assistert Nobelprisvinner Paul Romer. Jeg bidro til de opprinnelige økologiske fotavtrykk -regnskapene og jobbet i flere tech-startups mens jeg vokste opp i California.

Nøkkelord: data science; industriell økologi; miljøøkonomi; karbonavtrykk; biodiversitetsavtrykk; innkapslet vann; omfang 3; forbruksbasert regnskap; LCA; inndata-utdata; materiell flytanalyse; høytytende databehandling

Profile on Google Scholar (H-index 49)
ORCiD: 0000-0002-2310-2275


Epost: dmor@nilu.no

Stiftelsen NILU

Trondheim: Kjøpmannsgata 8, Trondheim 7013, Norway
Oslo: Instituttveien 18, 2007 Kjeller

Forskningsstott og priser


Jeg vil fordele vitenskapen jeg jobber med. Bruk av arbeidet mitt inkluderer:




Vitenskapelige Publikasjoner

Unequal carbon tax impacts on 38 million German households: assessing spatial and socio-economic hotspots
Johannes Többen, Peter-Paul Pichler, Ingram S Jaccard, Kurt Kratena, Daniel Moran, Heran Zheng and Helga Weisz
Environmental Research: Climate
MSNBC interviewed Jared Starr about this paper when it was released. Further press includes: Forbes, The Conversation, Washington Post ("The richest Americans acount for 40% of U.S. climate emissions"), CNN, and The Hill, and a YouTube video.
Preview of summary from The Conversation

A carbon tax on investment income could be more fair and make it less profitable to pollute – a new analysis shows why

About 10 years ago, a very thick book written by a French economist became a surprising bestseller. It was called “Capital in the 21st Century.” In it, Thomas Piketty traces the history of income and wealth inequality over the past couple of hundred years.

The book’s insights struck a chord with people who felt a growing sense of economic inequality but didn’t have the data to back it up. I was one of them. It made me wonder, how much carbon pollution is being generated to create wealth for a small group of extremely rich households? Two kids, 10 years and a Ph.D. later, I finally have some answers.

In a new study, colleagues and I investigated U.S. households’ personal responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2019. We previously studied emissions tied to consumption – the stuff people buy. This time, we looked at emissions used in generating people’s incomes, including investment income.


Reply to Bawa and Liu: Want sustainable food? Embrace complexity
Hoang, N.; Taherzadeh, O.; Ohashi, H., Yonekura, Y.; Nishijima, S., Yamabe, M., Matsui, T.; Matsuda, H.; Moran, D.; Kanemoto, K.
Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.
Mapping potential conflicts between global agriculture and terrestrial conservation
Hoang, N.T., Taherzadeh, O., Ohashi, H, Yonekura, Y., Nishijima, S., Matsui, T., Matsuda, H., Moran, D., Kanemoto, K
Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.
50,000+ LinkedIn views.

Rising carbon inequality and its driving factors from 2005 to 2015
Zheng, H., Wood, R., Moran, D., Feng, K., Tisserant, A., Jiang, M., Hertwich, E.
Global Environmental Change
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Global Cities Under SSP/RCP Scenarios, 1990 to 2100
Gurney, K., Kilkis, S., Seto, K., Lwasa, S., Moran, D., Riahi, K., Keller, M., Rayner, P. Luqman, M.
Global Environmental Change
Estimating CO2 Emissions for 108,000 European Cities
Moran, D., Pichler, P.P., Zheng, H., Muri, H., Klenner, J. Diogo, K., Többen, J., Weisz, H., Wiedmann, T., Wyckmans, A., Strømman, A.H., Gurney, K.R.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data

We developed a GHG emissions inventory for all cities and local governments in Europe. Results are available here: openGHGmap.net. This has been a popular resource, with 150,000 views of the post on LinkedIn, and >60,000 hits on the website. Read an overview in Norwegian SciTech News

Ageing Society in Developed Countries Challenges Carbon Mitigation
Zheng, H., Long, Y., Wood, R., Moran, D., Zhang, Z., Meng, J., Feng, K., Hertwitch, E., Guan, D.
Nature Climate Change

This paper was covered by The Hill, the Independent, Anthropocene Magazine, the Daily Mail, and The Times

Entropy-based Chinese City-level MRIO table Framework
Zheng, H., Többen, J., Dietzenbacher, E., Moran, D., Meng, J., Wang, D., Guan, D.
Economic Systems Research
Time to rethink trophic levels in aquaculture policy
Cottrell, R. S. Metian, M., Froehlich, H. E., Blanchard, J. L., Jacobsen, N. S., McIntyre, P. B., Nash, K. L., Williams, D. R., Bouwman, A. F., Gephart, J. A., Kuempel, C. D., Moran, D., Troell, M., Halpern, B. S.
Reviews in Aquaculture
CO2 embodied in trade: Trends and fossil fuel drivers
Weber, S., Gerlagh, R., Mathys, N., Moran, D.
Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Mapping the structure of the world economy
Lenzen, M., K. Kanemoto, D. Moran, A. Geschke.
Environmental Science & Technology
10.1021/es300171xSupp. Info

This is the core paper of the Eora global supply chain database.

The Global MRIO Lab - Charting the world economy
Lenzen, M., A. Geschke, M. Rahman, Y. Xiao, E. Dietzenbacher, S. Inomata, K. Kanemoto, B. Los, D. Moran, R. Reyes, H. Schulte in den Bäumen, A. Tukker, T. Walmsley, T. Wiedmann, R. Wood, N. Yamano
Economic Systems Research
Variation in trends of consumption based carbon accounts
R. Wood, R. Moran, J. F. D. Rodrigues, K. Stadler
Scientific Data
The Environmental footprints Explorer: A Database for Global Sustainability Accounting
Stadler, K., Lonka, R., D. Moran, Pallas, G., Wood, R.
Proceedings of the 29th EnviroInfo and 3rd ICT4S Conference 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark
Improving the analysis of global value chains: the UNCTAD-Eora Database
B. Casella, R. Bolwijn, D. Moran, K. Kanemoto
Transnational Corporations

An easy overview of how spatial footprinting methods are used to link satellite, and other remote-sensed environmental data, to specific economic decisions. Watch lectures presenting spatial footprinting: Leiden EEE Lecture Series and The Alan Turing Institute

International trade drives biodiversity threats in developing nations
Lenzen, M, D. Moran, K. Kanemoto, B. Foran, L. Lobefaro, A. Geschke
10.1038/nature11145 Supp. Info
Agricultural and forestry trade drives large share of tropical deforestation emissions
F. Pendrill, U. M. Persson, J. Godar, T. Kastner, D. Moran,S. Schmidt, R. Wood
Global Environmental Change

This study found that 29–39% of emissions from deforestation (0.65Gt CO2) are driven by international trade, mainly in beef and oilseeds. One sixth of the carbon footprint of EU diets is due to deforestation emissions.

Environmental footprints of farmed chicken and salmon bridge the land and sea
Kuempel, C., Frazier, M., Verstaen, J., Rayner, P. E., Blanchard J. L., Bouwman, A. F., Cottrell, R. S., Froehlich, H. E., Gephart, J. A., Jacobsen, N. S., McIntyre, P. B., Metian, M., Moran, D. Nash, K. L., Többen, J., Williams, D. R., Halpern, B. S.
Current Biology

Read the editorial from Nature

Putting all foods on the same table: Achieving sustainable food systems requires full accounting
B. S. Halpern, R. S. Cottrell, J. L. Blanchard, L. Bouwman, H. E. Froehlich, J. A. Gephart, N. S. Jacobsen, C. Kuempel, P. B. McIntyre, M. Metian, D. Moran, K. L. Nash, J. Többen, D. Williams
Proceedings of the National Academies of Science

We argued that research on sustainable diets needs to give more attention to non-mainstream foods. The top commodity crops are well-measured and well reported on, but smallholder crops and artisenal fisheries are often neglected in big-picture studies about sustinable diets.

Reply to: The environmental footprint of fisheries
B. S. Halpern, R. S. Cottrell, J. L. Blanchard, L. Bouwman, H. E. Froehlich, J. A. Gephart, N. S. Jacobsen, C. Kuempel, D. Moran, K. L. Nash, D. R. Williams
Nature Sustainability
Assessing U.S. consumers' carbon footprints reveals outsized impact of the top 1%
Starr, Jared, Nicolson, C., Ash, M., Markowitz, E.M., Moran, D.
Ecological Economics

We estimate that the top 0.1% in the US have emissions nearly sixty times higher than bottom decile. The paper went viral on twitter with 700,000 views.

The environmental footprint of global food production (non-paywalled preprint PDF)
Halpern, B. S., Frazier, M., Verstaen, J., Rayner, P. E., Clawson, G., Blanchard, J. L., Bouwman, A. F., Cottrell, R.S., Froehlich, H. E., Gephart, J.A., Jacobsen, N. S., Kuempel, C. D., McIntyre, P. B., Metian, M., Moran, D., Nash, K. L., Többen, J., Williams, D. R.
Nature Sustainability

Covered in the Washington Post and Anthropocene.

Integrating Life Cycle and Impact Assessments to Map Food's Cumulative Environmental Footprint
C. D. Kuempel, M. Frazier, K. L. Nash, N. S. Jacobsen, D. R. Williams, J. L. Blanchard, R. S. Cottrell, P. B. McIntyre, D. Moran,L. Bouwman, H. E. Froehlich, J. A. Gephart, M. Metian, J. Többen, B. S. Halpern
One Earth
Resource footprints and their Ecosystem Consequences
Verones, F., D. Moran, Stadler, K., Wood, R. Kanemoto, K.
Scientific Reports
Trade and the role of non-food commodities for global eutrophication
Hamilton, H., Ivanova, D., Stadler, K., Merciai, S., Schmidt, J., van Zelm, R., Moran, D., Wood, R.
Nature Sustainability
Meat consumption does not explain differences in household food carbon footprints in Japan
Kanemoto, K, Moran, D., Shigetomi, Y., Reynolds, C., Kondo, Y.
One Earth
Carbon Footprints of 13,000 Cities
D. Moran, Kanemoto, K., Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Tobben, J., Seto, K. C.
Environmental Research Letters
Spatial Variation in Household Consumption-Based Carbon Emission Inventories for 1,200 Japanese Cities
Kanemoto, K.; Shigetomi, Y.; Hoang, N.; Okuoka, K.; Moran, D.
Environmental Research Letters
The ecological footprint of cities and regions: comparing resource availability with resource demand
Wackernagel, M., J. Kitzes, D. Moran, S. Goldfinger, M. Thomas
Environment & Urbanization
Ecological Footprint Accounts for Advancing Sustainability: Measuring Human Demand on Nature
Wackernagel, M., D. Moran, S. White, and M. Murray.
Chapter in Lawn, P. (ed.), Sustainable Development Indicators and Public Policy: Assessing the Policy-Guiding Value of Sustainable Development Indicators. Edward Elgar: London.
Quantifying Europe's biodiversity footprints and the role of urbanization and income
Koslowski, M., Wood, R., Tisserant, A., Moran, D.
Global Sustainability
Mapping the Carbon Footprint of Nations
Kanemoto, K., Moran, D., Hertwitch, E.
Environmental Science and Technology

This paper was highlighted as an Editor’s Choice in Science

National Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Effective Climate Policy on International Trade
Kander, A., Jiborn, M., D. Moran, Wiedmann, T.
Nature Climate Change
Beyond peak emission transfers: historical impacts of globalisation and future impacts of climate policies on international emission transfers
Wood, R; Grubb, M; Anger-Kraavi, A; Stadler, K; Pollitt, H; Rizzo, Ben; Alexandri, E.; Moran, D.; Hertwich, E; Tukker, A.
Climate Policy
The structure, drivers, and policy implications of the European carbon footprint
Wood, R., Neuhoff, K., Moran, D., Simas, M., Grubb, M., Stadler, K.
Climate Policy
Frameworks for comparing emissions associated with production, consumption, and international trade
Kanemoto, K., M. Lenzen, G. Peters, D. Moran, A. Geschke
Environmental Science & Technology
Decoupling or delusion? Measuring emissions displacement in foreign trade
Jiborn, M., Kander, A., Kulionis, V., Nielsen, H., Moran, D.
Global Environmental Change
Consistency of technology-adjusted consumption-based accounting Reply
Kander, A., M. Jiborn, D. Moran, T. Wiedman
Nature Climate Change
Quantifying the potential for consumer-oriented policy to reduce European and foreign carbon emissions
Moran, D., Wood, R., Hertwich, E., Matteson, K., Tukker, A., Rodriguez, J., Schannes, K., Barrett, J.
Climate Policy

This paper was highlighted in a special report by The Economist about what individuals and companies can do to reduce their Scope 3 emissions.

Tracing Global Supply Chains to Air Pollution Hotspots
D. Moran, Kanemoto, K.
Environmental Research Letters
Tracing Embodied CO2 in Trade using High Resolution Input-Output Tables
D. Moran, A. Geschke
Chapter in Computationally Intelligent Data Analysis for Sustainable Development. Ed. T. Yu. ISBN 9781138198692
Particulate matter-attributable mortality and relationships with carbon dioxide in 250 urban areas worldwide
S. C. Anenberg, P. Achakulwisut, M. Brauer, D. Moran, J. S. Apte, D. K. Henze
Scientific Reports

Featured as a Research Highlight in Nature Climate Change

The Material Footprint of Nations – Reassessing Resource Productivity
Wiedmann, T., H. Schandel, D. Moran, J. West, M. Lenzen, K. Kanemoto, S. Suh
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
doi:10.1073/pnas.1220362110 Supp. Info
FABIO — The Construction of the Food and Agriculture Biomass Input–Output Model
M. Bruckner, R. Wood, D. Moran, N. Kuschnig, H. Wieland, V. Maus, J. Börner
Environmental Science & Technology
The footprint of using metals – new metrics of consumption and productivity
Wiedmann, T., Schandl, H., D. Moran.
Environmental Economics and Policy Studies
Global Supply Chains of Coltan
D. Moran, D. McBain, K. Kanemoto, M. Lenzen, A. Geschke
Journal of Industrial Ecology
The Swedish Footprint: A Multi-model Comparison
Dawkins, E., Moran, D., Palm, V., Wood, R. Björk, I.
Journal of Cleaner Production
2018. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.11.023
The uncertainty of consumption-based carbon accounts
Rodrigues, J. F. D., Moran, D., Wood R., Behrens, P.
Environmental Science & Technology
. Online 13 June 2018. 10.1021/acs.est.8b00632
Prioritizing Consumption-Based Carbon Policy Based on the Evaluation of Mitigation Potential Using Input-Output Methods
R. Wood, Moran, D., Stadler, K., Ivanova, D., Steen-Olsen, K., Tisserant, A., Hertwich, E.
Journal of Industrial Ecology
. Online 4 Dec 2017. 10.1111/jiec.12702
A Note on the Magnitude of the Feedback Effect in Multi-Region Input-Output Tables
D. Moran, Wood, R., Rodrigues, J. F. D.
Journal of Industrial Ecology
. Online 6 Sep 2017. 10.1111/jiec.12658
Compiling and using input-output frameworks through collaborative virtual laboratories
Lenzen, M., Geschke, A., Wiedmann, T., Lane, J., Anderson, N., Baynes, T., Boland, J., Daniels, P., Dey, C., Fry, J., Hadjikakou, M., Kenway, S., Malik, A., D. Moran, D., Murray, J., Nettleton, S., Poruschi, L., Reynolds, C., Rowley, H., Ugon, J., Webb, D. and West, J.
Science of the Total Environment
Investigating Alternative Approaches to Harmonise Multi-Regional Input-Output Data
Geschke, A., Wood, R., Kanemoto, K., Lenzen, M., D. Moran
Economic Systems Research
. 10.1080/09535314.2014.937069
A non-sign-preserving RAS variant
Lenzen, M., D. Moran, A. Geschke, K. Kanemoto
Economic Systems Research
Structural change and the environment: A case study of china's production recipe and carbon dioxide emissions
Lan, J, Lenzen, M, Dietzenbacher, E, D. Moran , Kanemoto, K, Murray, J, Geschke, A.
Journal of Industrial Ecology
A cycling method for constructing input-output table time series from incomplete data
Lenzen, M, M. Moura, A. Geschke, K. Kanemoto, D. Moran
Economic Systems Research
Measuring Sustainable Development - Nation by Nation
D. Moran, M. Wackernagel, J. Kitzes, S. Goldfinger, A. Boutaud
Ecological Economics
Measuring Sustainability
D. Moran, M. Wackernagel
in The Educator’s Guide to Sustainability. Ed. J. Murray, C. Dey, C. Andrews.
Using Ecological Footprint Accounts: From analysis to applications
M. Wackernagel, S. White, D. Moran
Int. J. Environment and Sustainable Development
L’impronta Ecologica
M. Wackernagel, D. Moran, S. Goldfinger
Does Ecologically Unequal Exchange Occur?
D. Moran, M. Lenzen, K. Kanemoto, A. Geschke
Ecological Economics
10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.02.013 Supp. Info

This paper prompted a critical response by Dorninger and Hornborg; here is their commentary, and our reply

Trading Spaces: Embodied Ecological Footprints in Trade
D. Moran, M. Wackernagel, J. Kitzes, M. Murray, B. Heumann, D. Phan
Ecological Economics
Interpretation and application of the Ecological Footprint: A reply to Fiala
Kitzes, J. D. Moran_, Galli, A., Wada, M., Wackernagel, M.
Ecological Economics
International Trade of Scarce Water
Lenzen, M, D. Moran, et al
Ecological Economics
Global Economic Impacts of Severe Space Weather
Schulte in den Bäumen, H., D. Moran, Lenzen, M., Cairns, I., Steenge, A.
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci
Decoupling between human development and energy consumption within footprint accounts
Ortzi, Akizu-Gardoki, G. Bueno, T. Wiedmann, J. Manuel Lopez-Guede, I. Arto, P. Hernandez, D. Moran
Journal of Cleaner Production
Time Matters: The Carbon Footprint of Everyday Activities in Austria
Smetschka, B., Wiedenhofer, D., Egger, C., Haselsteiner, E., Moran, D., Gaube, V.
Ecological Economics

Carbon footprint and Input-Output Analysis - An Introduction - by Tommy Wiedmann

The Role of Input-Output Analysis for Screening Corporate Carbon Footprints Y. Anny Huang et al.

Introduction to Environmentally Extended IO Analysis - By Anke Schaffartzik and colleagues at the Institute for Social Ecology in Vienna

An Introduction to Environmentally-Extended Input-Output Analysis - by Justin Kitzes

Calculating Value Added in Trade - A User Guide - by Aqib Aslam and colleagues at the IMF

Eurostat Input-Output Manual - Along with the UN SNA, the canonical reference manual.

Input-Output Analysis: Foundations and Extensions - The textbook by Miller and Blair

Manfred Lenzen's MRIO lecture series on YouTube - Highly recommended