NASA Authorities to join COP 28

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and other agency leaders to attend the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai.


This is a historic occasion since it is the first time a NASA administrator will be present at this worldwide meeting, which attracts around 70,000 attendees, including world leaders from roughly 200 countries. Climate change mitigation is a significant concern for the Biden-Harris Administration and NASA.

The conference will examine the progress of international climate agreements such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, as well as provide a thorough appraisal of progress since the Paris Agreement's implementation. NASA participants will be actively involved, including Bill Nelson, Chief Scientist Kate Calvin, and Chief of Staff Susie Perez Quinn.

During the conference, Bill Nelson will participate in the inaugural Space Agency Leaders' Summit, highlighting a collective commitment to improving global climate policies and fostering sustainable space operations. NASA executives will also be prominently featured at the NASA Hyperwall, which will feature daily presentations highlighting the agency's climate science and research from December 3 to December 11. NASA's significant involvement in climate observation and research, which makes use of its enormous satellite network, demonstrates the agency's dedication to understanding and solving critical climate indicators such as greenhouse gas emissions, increasing sea levels, and precipitation.