The definition of success in Copenhagen is changing as the task to create a global deal becomes more daunting. This past Sunday, November 15, 2009, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) met over breakfast in Singapore. President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the meeting, and White House deputy national security adviser, Mike Froman, said President Obama spoke about achieving success in Copenhagen. After Danish Prime Minster Lars Lokke Rasmussen told APEC leaders that a solution is unlikely to come about from next month’s meeting in Copenhagen, world leaders are endorsing a two-step process and plan on using Copenhagen as a step in the right direction. Rasmussen dubbed the process “One agreement, two steps,” saying that the first step would be to have all 191 countries sign a document in Copenhagen and the second step would be to create a binding deal pertaining to cutting carbon emissions. The APEC nations are still ambitious and plan on working towards a full deal at the Copenhagen summit. President Obama has said that he supports the two-step process, but has yet to say if he will be attending the summit next month.