Mission Shunya

Girish Shivakumar

All Episodes

Jun 12, 2022

Can we break free from plastic? ft. Von Hernandez

Today, we produce about 400 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. Our Planet is choking with plastics. How can we break free from plastics? What are the alternatives? How can brands and organisations be m...

36 mins

May 29, 2022

Building the cities of the future ft. Pedro B. Ortiz

68% of the global population will be living in urban areas by 2050 according to the UN but, are our cities prepared for it?How can building cities move away from the conventional methods to make them more resil...

44 mins

May 15, 2022

Envisioning a waste-free world ft. Anne Johnson, RRS

Recovering valuable resources from waste is only the last leg of the journey. But what goes into setting up the process for private & public sector stakeholders to ensure we build a zero- waste world. What are...

39 mins

May 01, 2022

What goes into the preparation of an IPCC report? ft. Aditi Mukherjee

The IPCC publishes comprehensive reports about climate change, the impacts and potential solutions. But what goes behind in the preparation of the reports? How are the authors' onboarded? How do they go about p...

37 mins

Apr 17, 2022

Building the circular economy of plastic ft. Pratibha Dewett, Lucro

How can you ensure better plastic recovery? Can businesses benefit from recycled plastic? How do you build the circular economy of plastic?  Pratibha Dewett, Chief Sustainability and Marketing officer of Lucro...

37 mins

Apr 03, 2022

CO2 Battery:Manipulating CO2 to fight climate change ft. Claudio Spadacini,Energy Dome

What are the drawbacks of Lithium batteries? Can CO2 be used as a source for a battery? Are alternatives to lithium batteries price competitive?  Claudio Spadacini, Founder & CEO at Energy Dome joins Girish Shi...

30 mins

Mar 20, 2022

Chemical recycling: Closing the loop ft. Maurizio Crippa, Gr3n

What is chemical recycling? Is it sustainable? Can circular economy in chemical recycling be achieved at a local scale? Maurizio Crippa PhD, CEO at Gr3n Recycling joins Girish Shivakumar on this episode to shar...

25 mins

Mar 06, 2022

Powering Livelihoods:The impact of energy access ft. Abhishek Jain,CEEW

Is connection to grid the real measure of energy access? What is the impact of energy access on livelihoods? How has energy access coupled with renewable energy created a new class of entrepreneurs’’? Abhishek...

43 mins

Feb 20, 2022

A community-led Eco-publication from the Western Ghats ft. Rajni George, The Kodai Chronicle

Climate Action through active community engagement - A community in the Western Ghats of India have come together to create environmental awareness in the bio-diversity hotspot. One of their communication chann...

33 mins

Feb 06, 2022

Creating a sustainable,natural ecosystem ft. Varun Ravindra,Vanantara

Forests are a big carbon sink, so why don’t we have more of them? How can communities create forests? How can we create a sustainable, natural ecosystem? All your questions on afforestation and getting started...

29 mins