Mint published an article, writing that IFPRI’s 2022 Global Food Policy Report reports that India’s summer heat waves are likely to triple or quadruple due to climate change. The Report finds, “South Asia is a climate change hotspot, with many climate-induced risks compounded by significant existing vulnerabilities.” Channing Arndt, Director of IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division, said, “The global food sector will likely have to become not just zero emissions but a net sink in order to offset positive emissions elsewhere. These are the big challenges that we need to address over the next 30 years.” Shahidur Rashid, Director of IFPRI-South Asia Region said, “Climate risks in South Asia are amplified by existing vulnerabilities, which have been further compounded by the impacts of Covid-19. It has led to a decrease in yields, depleted natural resources, and associated income losses.” Rashid stated that the impact of climate change will make it very difficult for the area to meet the SDG objective of ending hunger by 2030. The paper states that food systems will require up to USD 350 billion annually to achieve climate-related targets, much of which may be “reoriented” from existing sources. Republished in News 18, The Quint.