From the editor

There is a triple crisis around food, inflation and energy - we tackle each issue and see how the global north’s looming winter might affect the world.

The World Today Published 29 September 2022 1 minute READ

Roxanne Escobales

Former Editor, The World Today, Communications and Publishing

The three-headed crisis of conflict, Covid and climate change has created a geopolitical Cerberus of sorts, blocking  progress during a time when we should be pushing forward.

Mirroring these triple threats, we have explored three areas in which we see the global cost of living crisis unfolding: energy, inflation and food. Mike Bradshaw focuses on the European energy crisis as the continent races to build resilience before the onset of  winter, sketching out two opposing scenarios of how it could play out. Dame DeAnne Julius looks beyond the short-term shocks of inflation and warns that weaponizing trade and fiscal policy could have more serious implications. The number of hungry people in the world was already at record-breaking levels before the war in Ukraine pushed tens of millions more people to the brink, writes Arif Husain.

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