President Bush is preparing for next week’s G8 summit in Germany by stressing the importance of long-range environmental action goals for the U.S. and several other nations, including China, to adopt by the end of next year.
Mr Bush also repeated that solutions to the problem of global warming would be found through the development of new technologies.
“The United States is in the lead,” he said. “The world is on the verge of great breakthroughs that will help us become better stewards of the environment.”
The US president urged other nations to eliminate tariffs on clean energy technologies.