''In order for there to be an effective, international agreement, China and India must be participants,'' President Bush said at joint press availability with visiting Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He said, ''we talked about the environment and energy. Here's an interesting moment for all of us to recognize that we can become less dependent, in our case, on foreign oil, and at the same time, be good stewards of the environment.'' Bush said we talked about the need to help developing nations improve their environment. And one way that we can do so is to commit ourselves to tariff-free trade and technologies that promote low carbon energy.
''This is something we're spending a lot of money on in the United States, and we'll continue to do so because I believe technologies will enable us to be good stewards of the environment and change our energy habits, which we need to do here in the United States,'' he added.