Background and activities

Heran is a postdoctoral research fellow in the industrial ecology programme, working with Prof. Edgar Hertwich and Dr. Dan Moran in city-level carbon footprint. His research focuses on climate changes, sustainable consumption, and supply chain modelling. He specialises in the development of the input-output model, especially at subnational-level. He has published papers in leading journals, such as Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, One Earth. Prior to NTNU, Heran received a PhD of climate change economics in the University of East Anglia. 

He is the guest editor in Frontier in Sustainable Cities. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Journal publications


  • Hertwich, Edgar G.; Zheng, Heran. (2022) Overrasket over hvem som er klimaverstingene. [Internett]. 2022-03-11.
  • Hertwich, Edgar G.; Zheng, Heran. (2022) Store boliger gjør eldre til klimaverstinger. Byggmesteren [Internett]. 2022-03-15.
  • Meland, Svein Inge; Zheng, Heran; Hertwich, Edgar G.. (2022) Folk over 60 er klimaverstingene. [Internett]. 2022-03-10.