San Francisco to Provide Home for New UN Global Warming Center

San Francisco and Supermayor Gavin Newsom announced plans to take the pollution-mired Hunter's Point Shipyard and build a $20 Million, 80,000-square foot UN Global Compact Center, which will serve as a "climate change think tank and green tech incubator."

Construction on the building will begin in 2011, and finish in mid 2012, serving as office space for the Global Compact, as well as house a conference center. The city also hopes the center will encourage other sustainable resource-oriented orgs to populate around the area as well.

And if you remember previously, Hunter's Point was home to child pranksters who would go around turning off the power switches on San Francisco's hybrid buses. This latest announcement seems all too appropriate. [Inhabitat]