United Nations World Environment Day June 1-5, 2005
The United Nations' World Environment Day 2005 took place in San Francisco. Actually a set of related events held over five days (June 1 to 5), WED 2005 brought together mayors from all over the world-about 60 in all-in summit meetings to discuss how they could address urban environmental problems.
On June 1st, California Governor Schwarzenegger held a press conference in San Francisco City Hall where he announced an executive order reducing California's greenhouse gas emissions. Just prior to his news conference, the Governor viewed displays of energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies in City Hall's South Light Hall, accompanied, among others, by University of California President Robert Dynes, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgenau, and Berkeley Lab Director Steven Chu.