New Zealand has formed a partnership with the US state of California on climate change.
The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed in San Francisco during a meeting between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and California governor Gavin Newsom.
The agreement aims to reduce emissions by sharing information, experiences, and research and paves the way for New Zealand and California to work together on projects that could benefit the environment.
The climate agreement reflects the two places long-held shared values, Ardern said, and she noted both places had been represented at the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco, in 1945.
Both California and New Zealand are tackling difficult challenges in trying to reduce emissions and environmental impacts from transport and agriculture, Ardern said.
New Zealand is trying to be a world leader in sustainable agriculture but needs help to clean up its transport emissions. California has committed to no new fossil fuel cars, while New Zealand has not.