In addition to the dozens of formal events hosted at the U.S. Center at COP28, the U.S. Center will feature two daily informal and interactive programs Climate Chats and NASA Hyperwall Talks. Check the U.S. Center Schedule for Climate Chat and NASA Hyperwall Talk times.

Climate Chats 

U.S. climate diplomat speaks with youth at U.S. Center.
Open networking and Climate Chats with U.S. climate experts will take place daily at the U.S. Center.
[State Department Photo/Public Domain]

The U.S. Center is hosting a forum to engage with prominent U.S. climate scientists, negotiators, and other experts. These experts will be available for open discussions in our networking space. All are welcome and no appointments are necessary. Bring your questions and ideas to this great opportunity to speak with some of the leading U.S. experts on climate change. See the U.S. Center Schedule for Climate Chat times and event descriptions.

Climate Chats Schedule
Date
Time (GST)
Event Description
December 3 
2:00-2:30 pm 
Climate Chat on Climate Change, Conflict, and Displacement: A Conversation with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Director-General Robert Mardini
Assistant Secretary Julieta Valls Noyes will talk to ICRC Director General Robert Mardini to discuss the ways in which climate change impacts mobility and to highlight shared priorities for addressing climate change and human mobility in the context of conflict situations. 
December 5 
2:00-2:30 pm 
Climate Chat on Decarbonization Pathways: The Transportation-Housing Nexus 
U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Assistant Secretary Ann Shikany and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Solomon Greene will discuss the most urgent issues when it comes to decarbonizing the transportation sector through mobility and housing solutions. 
December 8 
11:45 am -12:15 pm
Climate Chat with Miss America 
Grace Sanke, 2023 Miss America winner, will discuss nuclear energy and women in STEM. 
December 9
11:15-11:45 am 
Climate Chat on the International Chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment 
Molly E. Hellmuth of Winrock International and Farhan H. Akhtar of the U.S.  Department of State will discuss the findings of the International Chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment. The chapter focuses on interdependent risks, national security, economics, and sustainable development. Audience questions are welcome. 
December 10
11:15-11:45 am
 
Climate Chat with the Peace Corps 
A conversation between Peace Corps Senior Climate Advisor Alexandra Sutton Lawrence and Peace Corps Associate Director Scott Beale discussing the challenges and opportunities of advancing climate adaptation globally – including the role of innovation, collaboration, and inclusion. 
December 11
11:15-11:45 am 
Climate Chat 
Stay tuned for event description! 

NASA Hyperwall Talks

A woman speaks on stage in front of NASA Hyperwall screen with a heat map image of Earth in the U.S. Center at COP28.
NASA Program Executive Dr. Tahani Amer Delivers Remarks at the “NASA Hyperwall Presentation: Satellite view of Earth’s Oceans” Event at the U.S. Center at COP27 in Egypt [State Department Photo/Public Domain]

The NASA Hyperwall will be a main attraction at the U.S. Center. NASA scientists, including interagency partners, will provide daily presentations showing how NASA’s global leadership and collaboration in climate science and research helps model and predict ocean health, heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, and droughts. See the U.S. Center Schedule for NASA Hyperwall Talk event descriptions and times.

NASA Hyperwall Talks Schedule
Date Time (GST) Event Title and Description
December 3 1:30-2:00 pm NASA Hyperwall Talk: Revealing Urban Pollution Patterns from a Bird’s Eye View
A talk with NASA Earth Science Division Director Dr. Karen St. Germain.
December 4 1:30-2:00 pm NASA Hyperwall Talk: Satellite View of how Humans are Changing Earth
December 5 1:30-2:00 pm NASA Hyperwall Talk: Greenhouse Gases in Earth’s Atmosphere
A talk with NASA Earth Science Division Director Dr. Karen St. Germain.
December 6 1:15-1:45 pm NASA Hyperwall Talk: Climate, Urbanization, and Transportation
A talk with NASA Chief Scientist Dr. Kate Calvin and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
December 8 11:15-11:45 pm NASA Hyperwall Talk: Student Airborne Research Program (SARP): Students Pave the way in NASA’s Airborne Science Research
A talk with NASA Senior Research Scientist Dr. Wenying Su.
December 8 1:30-2:00 pm NASA Hyperwall Talk: GLOBE and DEVELOP: Engaging Youth and Citizen Scientists in Understanding our Environment
A talk with NASA Associate Program Manager Laura Rogers.
December 9 11:45-12:15 pm NASA Hyperwall Talk: Propelling Global Agricultural Climate Solutions
A talk with NASA Chief Scientist Dr. Kate Calvin, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics and Chief Scientist Chavonda Jacobs Young.
December 9 1:30-2:00 pm NASA Hyperwall Talk: Climate Impacts on Biodiversity
A talk with NASA Associate Program Manager Laura Rogers.
December 10 11:45-12:15 pm NASA Hyperwall Talk: Sea Level Rise and Earth’s Water Cycle
A talk with NASA Senior Research Scientist Dr. Wenying Su.
December 10 1:30-2:00 pm NASA Hyperwall Talk: From Seed to Space: NASA and Agriculture
A talk with NASA Associate Program Manager Laura Rogers.
December 11 11:45-12:15 pm NASA Hyperwall Talk: SERVIR: Connecting Space to Village
A talk with NASA Senior Research Scientist Dr. Wenying Su.
December 11 1:30-2:00 pm NASA Hyperwall Talk: 50 Years of Earth Observation: Landsat
A talk with NASA Associate Program Manager Laura Rogers.

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