Published December 07, 2009
WASHINGTON -- An official says President Obama plans to talk with former Vice President Al Gore at the White House on Monday as the president prepares for his appearance at a major international climate summit in Copenhagen.
Obama will meet with Gore in a closed meeting with no expected press coverage.
The former vice president won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work toward combatting climate change.
Obama is also meeting on Wednesday with environmental leaders and U.S. business leaders to discuss climate change.
The president will appear at the summit of world leaders on Dec. 18.
A senior administration official told The Associated Press of Obama's meetings on condition of anonymity because they had not yet been announced.