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California, New Zealand Announce Climate Change Partnership

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pose with agreements they signed at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in San Francisco, Friday, May 27, 2022.  Gov. Newsom met with Ardern in Golden Gate Park "to establish a new international partnership tackling climate change." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pose with agreements they signed at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in San Francisco, Friday, May 27, 2022. Gov. Newsom met with Ardern in Golden Gate Park "to establish a new international partnership tackling climate change." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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San Francisco (AP) -- Top officials from California and New Zealand signed a pledge Friday agreeing to help fight climate change by sharing ideas and best practices, including how to put millions more electric vehicles on the road.

Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about the agreement at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The agreement doesn't commit either government to specific policies but outlines broad areas for cooperation.