07/31/09 - Mayor Gavin Newsom today unveiled a proposal to locate a United Nations center focused on global warming and green technology at the former Hunters Point Shipyard. The proposed center would be part of the United Nations "Global Compact" and would be focused on promoting sustainable and clean technologies. A UN Global Compact Center would likely include a clean tech business incubator, offices of the UN Global Compact, and a retreat / conference center to facilitate the exchange of sustainability best practices and other innovations related to combating global warming.
"Locating the UN Global Compact Center in San Francisco will reinforce our city’s commitment to global justice and sustainability," said Mayor Newsom. "Once completed, the United Nations center can serve as an anchor for other sustainable businesses at the Shipyard in much the same way that the University of California and the Stem Cell Institute have anchored Mission Bay’s burgeoning biotech and life sciences cluster." Read more