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Girish Shivakumar

All Episodes

Jan 20, 2020

Waste Management - A success story from Bengaluru

On this week's episode Padmashree Balaram joins Girish Shivakumar to share the success story of building a waste to energy plant right in the heart of Bengaluru city in India. You can contact Padmashree at wast...

31 mins

Jan 06, 2020

2010s in review and the predictions for the decade ahead

The first episode of the new year and the new decade is here! Girish Shivakumar reviews the decade gone by and predicts the stories and trends that will shape the decade ahead. The transition to a zero carbon...

15 mins

Dec 23, 2019

Amazon Rainforest Wildfires: How does it affect us?

On this episode Tony Juniper, a campaigner, writer, sustainability advisor and leading British environmentalist joins Girish Shivakumar to talk about the importance of tropical rainforests and the impact of ama...

31 mins

Dec 09, 2019

The Evolution of Pay-As-You-Go Solar

Pay-As-You-Go Solar has revolutionised the way people get access to electricity in Africa. The emergence of new technology coupled with declining system costs has enabled the low income families in the developi...

30 mins

Nov 25, 2019

What it takes to live an eco-friendly lifestyle?

Neel Mathews shares his passionate story of building a house that is water and energy positive and also how he helps others achieve the same on this episode with Girish Shivakumar. More about Neel’s work and c...

25 mins

Nov 04, 2019

Clean air as a service to control indoor air pollution

The Indian capital of Delhi and most of the regions in North India continue to choke post the monsoon season and it has peaked after Diwali. The pollutants are at dangerous levels outdoors but indoor air is als...

27 mins

Oct 21, 2019

Air pollution in megacities: A case study of Delhi ft. Karthik Ganesan, CEEW

Globally air pollution accounts for 7 million annual deaths according to the WHO. In India alone, air pollution causes over a million deaths annually. Air pollution peaks during the post monsoon months in India...

62 mins

Oct 07, 2019

Meet the new Meat : Part 2

In recent months, the lawmakers in the US have been tough on the meat alternatives industry especially in the way how products are labelled and marketed. So how are US start-ups bracing up for a face-off with t...

24 mins

Sep 23, 2019

Meet the new Meat : Part 1

The meat industry accounts for about 15% of the total annual greenhouse gas emissions and the growth in global meat consumption will increase by 15% by 2027. On the first of two part series on meat alternatives...

23 mins

Sep 09, 2019

Introducing ‘The Sustainability Mafia’

Want to meet the lobbyists for your grandchildren? Meet ‘The Sustainability Mafia’. Started in 2018 by Ganesh Shankar this ‘Gang’ aims to bring together people in the sustainability space from around the world....

24 mins