California Governor Gavin Newsom and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pose at the San Francisco Botanical Garden on Friday, May 27, 2022.

The partnership agreement has been signed by Jared Blumenfeld, Secretary of California’s Environmental Protection Agency, and Jeremy Clarke-Watson, New Zealand Consul General to Los Angeles.

“The memorandum of understanding states that the two governments can undertake joint projects to expand agricultural practices, advance soil health, reduce methane emissions, and increase water efficiency.

Ardern said her government would discuss programs including incentives for people to get rid of older, fuel-guzzling cars with California lawmakers.

The deal was discussed and announced by Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.


California is a state in the Western United States. California borders Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, (wikipedia)

Gavin Newsom

Gavin Christopher Newsom is an American politician and businessman serving as the 40th governor of California since January 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, (wikipedia)

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