Obama may come to Copenhagen if his presence will lead to a binding agreement: Report

Publish date: November 9, 2009

President Barack Obama said Monday that he'd be willing to attend an international climate summit in Copenhagen next month if it appears a deal is in the offing and his presence there would help clinch it, Reuters reported.

Nations are preparing to meet in Denmark to hammer out a new international treaty to slow climate change, but the talks have been hampered by disputes between rich countries and developing ones.

"If I am confident that all of the countries involved are bargaining in good faith and we are on the brink of a meaningful agreement and my presence in Copenhagen will make a difference in tipping us over the edge, then certainly that’s something that I will do," Obama said in an interview with Reuters.

It was Obama’s strongest statement to date that he may attend the Dec. 7th-18th UN conference. White House officials previously