Tessa Schiefer is a climate policy analyst working 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. 

Sector-level policy gaps for climate change mitigation in Georgia
Publication date 01 Apr 2022

Summary of policy coverage and ambition raising potential This report assesses Georgia’s sectoral mitigation policy coverage by...

Initiating a fair and inclusive energy transition in Indonesia
Publication date 31 Mar 2022

An analysis of the case for phasing out coal-based power generation at Suralaya This paper sets out our analysis of the Indonesian...

Beyond Net Zero: Empowering Climate Mitigation by Linking to Development Goals
Publication date 12 Nov 2021

This report focuses on how countries that are dealing with climate change planning can ensure that these plans are integrated into...

The Kenyan cooking sector – Opportunities for climate action and sustainable development
Publication date 13 Jul 2021

This study provides new and additional insights on the specific link between residential cooking solutions, climate change, health...

Greenhouse gas emission scenarios in nine key non-G20 countries: An assessment of progress toward 2030 climate targets
Publication date 01 Jun 2021

This study published in the "Environmental Science & Policy" journal assesses if nine key non-G20 countries meet 2030 GHG targets with...

Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy (CASE) for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia (SEA) is the fastest developing region in the world with an energy demand projected to grow by 70% in the next 20 years...

Sustainable development framework for market mechanisms

The potential from synergies between GHG reduction activities and the promotion of sustainable development has not always been...

Capacity building for integrated and ambitious climate policy planning in Georgia and Mongolia

NewClimate Institute, as an implementing partner of GIZ, supports the Governments of Georgia and Mongolia with the further development...

Ambition to Action

The Ambition to Action (A2A) project is funded under the German International Climate Initiative (IKI). Through this project, the A2A...

Climate Action Tracker

The Climate Action Tracker is a science-based assessment that provides regularly updated information on countries’ emission reduction...

COMPASS toolbox
Publication date 18 Mar 2022

The Climate action Outcomes and Mitigation Policy Assessment “COMPASS” toolbox is a selection of climate scenario modelling tools...

AIRPOLIM-ES (Air Pollution Impact Model for Electricity Supply)
Publication date 30 Nov 2018

The AIRPOLIM-ES is an accessible, Excel-based tool that estimates the health impacts of air pollution from different sources of...

The climate and health double dividend
Publication date 30 May 2022

GO TO THE AIRPOLIM TOOL Accelerating the global coal phase-out can prevent millions of premature deaths from poor air quality An early...

The important health benefits of preventing coal lock-in in Mongolia
Publication date 16 Mar 2020

Recent analysis by NewClimate Institute has estimated the direct impacts of growing coal capacity in Mongolia on human health...

Lignite pollutants: Roughly 320 premature deaths annually from burning Hambach coal
Publication date 25 Oct 2018

The Hambach open-pit mine, widely covered in the news in recent weeks, supplies a significant portion of the coal that is burned in the...

Schadstoffe durch Braunkohle: Rund 320 vorzeitige Todesfälle pro Jahr durch Kohle aus Hambach
Publication date 25 Oct 2018

Der in den letzten Wochen viel diskutierte Tagebau Hambach liefert einen erheblichen Teil der Kohle, die in den Kraftwerken Niederaußem...

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