Latest Issue

Update from Copenhagen: “things can turn around”

By Damian Kahya  

The leaders have started to arrive—though not all could physically get in to the conference. As the ministers came, the representatives of NGOs were evicted, and the conference centre was surrounded in a haphazard wall of concrete, makeshift fencing and riot police. Some NGO representatives prepared to barricade themselves in while others marched out, heading towards the demonstration gathering at the conference gates.

The crowd waiting to get into the centre included the Italian environment…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect