Mission Shunya

Girish Shivakumar

All Episodes

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

Jan 09, 2022

Emerging risks from Climate Change ft. Praveen Gupta

A discussion on Climate Change is not complete without talking about the risks. On this episode Praveen Gupta joins Girish Shivakumar to talk on this topic.Also discussed on this episode are the insurance indus...

41 mins

Dec 26, 2021

How to avoid a climate disaster by Bill Gates - A Review

It’s the last episode of 2021 and a perfect time to do a review. The review is of a different kind where Girish Shivakumar reviews Bill Gates’s book, ‘How to avoid a climate disaster’.  Know more - https://www....

18 mins

Dec 12, 2021

A career in climate-tech – A getting started guide

What does it take to work in Climate-tech?How do you position yourself for a rewarding role in the space?Why is now the right time to start in climate-tech? Girish Shivakumar shares his story and lessons from h...

16 mins