Mission Shunya

Girish Shivakumar

All Episodes

Jun 08, 2020

Absolute Zero: How will UK achieve net-zero emissions?

When UK announced its intent to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, it became the first major country to make the net zero commitment. On this episode, we will listen to the work done by UK Fires, a research gr...

35 mins

May 25, 2020

Improved air quality in India during COVID-19 lockdown and how to sustain the clean air movement

So, during the COVID-19 lockdown, did you breathe some fresh air? If you live close to a river, maybe you saw a cleaner version of it. Or you may have also spotted some distant object, maybe even a mountain. In...

50 mins

May 11, 2020

Sustaining the cleantech momentum in the post-COVID-19 era

The growth story of the global cleantech movement over the last few years has been phenomenal. But, COVID-19 has definitely thrown in a lot of uncertainties. Will it push the development back by a few years? Wi...

95 mins

Apr 27, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Small Scale Solar Rooftop Market

In recent months COVID-19 has definitely had an impact on the global economy. This is the first episode of the series where the discussions will be around how COVID-19 will impact the global transition to the z...

55 mins

Apr 13, 2020

Water Conservation: How technology enables us to get better at it?

The theme of this episode is water conservation. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is one of the focus areas as we transition to a zero carbon economy & access to clean water is a key SDG.Water purificat...

49 mins

Mar 30, 2020

Creating an urban forest – the story of ‘Say Trees’

What made a software engineer get so passionate about planting trees on weekends? How did he then scale it up to create urban forests and more such projects? Listen to Kapil Sharma, founder of Say Trees share h...

29 mins

Mar 16, 2020

Litter-free Lalbagh - featuring Saahas

Lalbagh is a botanical garden in the Indian city of Bengaluru. The two flower shows during the year see a footfall of around 600k each. In the last year the waste generation during the event was reduced to half...

28 mins

Mar 02, 2020

Energy storage thought leadership featuring Dr Rahul Walawalkar

Dr Rahul Walawalkar is an industry veteran and has been at the forefront of the energy technology transition and has a particular affinity towards energy storage. On this 25th episode of Mission Shunya podcast...

34 mins

Feb 17, 2020

Inspirational heroes, motivational stories and how it helps us to move forward: A special tribute

Episode 24 is a tribute to the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant and all the people like him, heroes who inspire us every day. On this episode Girish Shivakumar brings to you guest stories from the podcast who...

22 mins

Feb 03, 2020

Sustainable Clothing: Turning plastic into wearable fabric

Did you know manufacturing a cotton t-shirt consumes around 2700L of water in the process?  On this episode, Kathir, co-founder of ecohike, a sustainable clothing company from India joins Girish Shivakumar to...

27 mins