Comments on: Yes, there are things the Rio summit can accomplish Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: briggsfrank Tue, 09 Oct 2012 13:15:18 +0000 The focus of the Rio +20 summit was on a failing European economy, political instability in the Middle East, and the upcoming United States presidential campaign.

Developing countries see it as their right to catch up with the U.S.; meaning they don’t have to meet emissions standards.