Scotland’s First Minister and the Governor of New Jersey have signed an agreement on climate action – and they want other countries and regions to join them.

Nicola Sturgeon, who is currently visiting America, is the head of the Scottish Government, which has earned a deserved reputation on the world stage as a leader in climate action and renewable energy technologies.

“We all have a moral responsibility to tackle climate change and the Scottish Government has set ambitious targets to reduce emissions and increase our electricity from renewable sources,” Nicola said. “Climate change is a global problem and agreements like these, working in partnership with like-minded administrations, will help us tackle the harmful effects it has on the planet. I look forward to working with New Jersey as we work towards our shared ambitions.”

As part of the agreement, the two administrations will ‘share experience and best practices on tackling climate change’ and look to ‘work with like-minded countries, states and regions to increase ambition on climate change’.

“As New Jersey progresses on the path to 100 percent clean energy, we are grateful to partner with Scotland to tackle the issue of climate change head on. Scotland has a world-class offshore wind industry and we are looking forward to learning from them as we establish offshore wind farms in our state,” added Governor Murphy.