Clara Mewes supports the research group "Climate Action in National and International Processes" (ClimAct) at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam. ClimAct investigates and facilitates exchange with forums such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). Clara is pursuing a Master's degree in International Affairs at the Hertie School in Berlin concentrating on international climate policy and security. She is currently working on her Master's Thesis which investigates the impact of the co-benefits concept on climate policy. Clara graduated from the University of Passau with a Bachelor's degree in European Studies and she spent a semester abroad at the University Laval in Québec, Canada. Her Bachelor's thesis discussed the nexus between climate change and state fragility in the Sahel.