Tessa Schiefer works mainly on projects related to the inter-linkages between climate and development objectives. She is focusing on the development and application of methods for the analysis of sustainable development impacts of climate action in different country-contexts, supporting national governments with climate policy planning. A key part of her role includes the development and application of NewClimate’s COMPASS toolbox. She is a focal point for the team’s work on the health benefits of reducing fossil fuel combustion in the electricity and transport sectors. She is also part of the Climate Action Tracker team, quantifying countries' mitigation commitments and policies. Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, Tessa worked in the European Parliament supporting political strategy and communications work on environmental and climate policy. Tessa holds a BA in Political Sciences and Psychology from the University of Heidelberg and a MSc in Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT.