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Tessa Schiefer is a Climate Policy Analyst at NewClimate Institute, working mainly on projects related to the inter-linkages between climate and development objectives. Her current research includes the development and application of methods for co-benefit analysis in different country-contexts.
Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, Tessa worked in the European Parliament supporting political strategy and communications work on environmental and climate policy. During her studies she has gained further experience in different policy- and research-related roles in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. She holds a BA in Political Sciences and Psychology from the University of Heidelberg and a joint MSc in Public Policy and Human Development, specializing in Climate Risk and Vulnerability, from Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT. For her Master thesis, which she wrote in collaboration with NewClimate Institute, she developed an approach to quantify air quality and health co-benefits of climate action. Tessa joined the team in February 2019 and is based in the Cologne office.