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Mission Shunya (Shunya=Zero) is all about the transition to a zero carbon economy. The podcast features conversations related to clean-tech and sustainability. A new podcast episode is released every fortnight. Experts from around the world are featured along with people whose businesses and actions are having a positive impact and aims to inspire every individual take action to do their bit for the planet. Renewable energy, electric vehicles, sustainable development, climate change, circular economy are just a few of the topics that will be covered.

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Mission Shunya (Shunya=Zero) is all about the transition to a zero carbon economy. The podcast features conversations related to clean-tech and sustainability. A new podcast episode is released every fortnight. Experts from around the world are featured along with people whose businesses and actions are having a positive impact and aims to inspire every individual take action to do their bit for the planet. Renewable energy, electric vehicles, sustainable development, climate change, circular economy are just a few of the topics that will be covered.

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By noremorse2007 - May 06 2019
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Very interesting insights and perspectives about current environmental affairs.

Definitely worth a listen for insight into the economic transition required for India’s economy

By Peter Q S - May 05 2019
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Quite the listen and insightful. Well worth your time.

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By noremorse2007 - May 06 2019
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Very interesting insights and perspectives about current environmental affairs.

Definitely worth a listen for insight into the economic transition required for India’s economy

By Peter Q S - May 05 2019
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Quite the listen and insightful. Well worth your time.
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Mission Shunya

Latest release on Nov 23, 2020

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Mission Shunya (Shunya=Zero) is all about the transition to a zero carbon economy. The podcast features conversations related to clean-tech and sustainability. A new podcast episode is released every fortnight. Experts from around the world are featured along with people whose businesses and actions are having a positive impact and aims to inspire every individual take action to do their bit for the planet. Renewable energy, electric vehicles, sustainable development, climate change, circular economy are just a few of the topics that will be covered.

44: Building and scaling up an energy analytics platform to support grid integration of Renewable Energy ft. REConnect Energy

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Vishal Pandya, co-founder of REConnect Energy, an entrepreneur who has built India’s leading energy analytics platform joins Girish Shivakumar to share the REConnect story. It’s a very a candid and engaging conversation on entrepreneurship in clean-tech sector and the 10 year journey of REConnect Energy.

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: www.missionshunya.com More information on REConnect Energy: https://reconnectenergy.com/

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Nov 23 2020

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43: Delivering sustainability projects in the developing world ft. Ecoforge

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On this episode Girish Shivakumar is joined by Sagar Gubbi, Managing Partner at Ecoforge Advisors, who shares the story of Ecoforge and how they are working to enable access to technology and capital in the developing world to combat the impact of Climate Change. Ecoforge works in the developing countries with investors and aid agencies in delivering sustainability projects and ‘forging’ relationships with cleantech entrepreneurs.

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: www.missionshunya.com More information on Ecoforge: https://ecoforge.in/

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Nov 09 2020

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42: Solubag – Water soluble bags as an alternative to common plastic

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“We want to eliminate single-use plastic bags” reads a statement on the website of Solubag, a company based out of Chile. 

Roberto Astete, Co-Founder joins Girish Shivakumar on this episode to share the story of conceptualising alternative products to single use plastics. The products from Solubag are soluble in warm and cold water distinctively. 

Interested to know more? https://bit.ly/3omSgIR

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: www.missionshunya.com  More information on Solubag: https://solubag.cl/

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Oct 26 2020

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41: FSC and Sustainable Forestry

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What are the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifications all about?Is a planned, managed forest area really sustainable?Can the status quo be changed? 
On this podcast episode Amar Deshpande (aka Amar Vyas), Country Manager for FSC in India joins Girish Shivakumar to discuss sustainable forestry and FSC's role in it. 
Amar is also a passionate storyteller and founder of Gaatha Story (https://gaathastory.in/podcasts/). Connect with Amar - https://twitter.com/MeAmarVyas

Show notes and references https://bit.ly/2GHM3q5

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Oct 12 2020

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40: Decarbonisation Futures – Australia’s road to net zero emissions

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Discussing the global transition to net zero emissions is one of the themes of Mission Shunya (Shunya =Zero). Recently, ClimateWorks Australia, published the Decarbonisation Futures study that outlined the trajectory for Australia to get to net zero by 2050. Climateworks Australia’s primary goal through the study is to enable Australia reach its net zero emissions by 2050.  

Tom Yankos who led the study team joins Girish Shivakumar on this podcast episode.

ClimateWorks: https://www.climateworksaustralia.org/
Link to report: https://bit.ly/3mXKaFR
Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: www.missionshunya.com | https://bit.ly/3mYDjvT   Liked the story? Give a rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2LFBCVw). Share it with 3 people in your network, it just takes 30seconds.

Sep 28 2020

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39: Carbon Initiative Forum – Climate Change Awareness at Grassroots Level

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Carbon Initiative Forum (CIF) aims to create climate change awareness at grassroots level. Why is it important? How do they go about doing it? How can you get involved?

On this episode Sandeep Roy Choudhury joins Girish Shivakumar to share his journey of building VNV advisory services and working on projects of impact and having a positive impact on communities.  

The action item for this episode is to check the Carbon Footprint Calculator, an easy tool available on the homepage (https://bit.ly/35AWHbZ). By providing accurate inputs of all your activities you can estimate your carbon footprint.

Links to connect with Sandeep: https://bit.ly/2DULpUw | VNV: https://bit.ly/2RkDX8a | Carbon Initiative Forum https://bit.ly/35AWHbZ

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: www.missionshunya.com  Liked the story? Give a rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2LFBCVw). Share it with 3 people in your network, it just takes 30seconds.

Sep 14 2020

35mins

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38: Conversation on Zero Toxicity, Corporate Climate Actions, EU Green Deal & more

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In the last few years we have come across commitments from a range of global corporations committing to going 100% RE, reducing their emissions to net zero or in fact turning to net positive. What are the targets based on, how realistic are these targets from the timeline perspective. We will discuss more of this on this episode. 

Thaddeus Anim-Somuah who has done a lot of work in the sustainability space particularly being an active campaigner for European Union’s New Green Deal joins Girish Shivakumar on this episode. He also leads the sustainability initiatives for a large chemical company.

Links to connect with Thaddeus: https://bit.ly/31GqIor

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: www.missionshunya.com  Liked the story? Give a rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2LFBCVw). Share it with 3 people in your network, it just takes 30seconds.

Aug 31 2020

31mins

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37: Creating environmental awareness among children using behavioural economics & play based learning

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How can behavioural economics and nudge be used to create awareness on environmental issues among children?

Amishi Parasrampuria from Upcycler’s lab joins Girish Shivakumar to share the story of how products and games are designed with intent to make play based learning more impactful. 

Link to connect with Upcycler’s Lab: https://upcyclerslab.com/

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: www.missionshunya.com  Liked the story? Give a rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2LFBCVw). Share it with 3 people in your network, it just takes 30seconds.

Aug 17 2020

37mins

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36: The Energy Talk - Energy & Sustainability in India

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Olubunmi Olajide, the host of The Energy Talk podcast joins Girish Shivakumar to share his interest and work around telling stories from the global energy transition. Olubunmi featured the work of Mission Shunya earlier on The Energy Talk podcast. 

Links to connect with Olubunmi: https://bit.ly/3fcHUWc | The Energy Talk Podcast: https://theenergytalk.disha.page/

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: www.missionshunya.com  Liked the story? Give a rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2LFBCVw). Share it with 3 people in your network, it just takes 30seconds.

Aug 03 2020

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35: SDG 6: Access to clean water ft. WaterScope

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1 in 10 people in the world don’t have access to clean water. The UN declared access to clean water and sanitation as a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6) in 2015. WaterScope has developed an inexpensive, rapid water testing microscope capable of identifying bacterial presence in water.

Alexander Patto, CEO & CO-Founder of WaterScope joins Girish Shivakumar in a conversation to share the story.

Links to connect with Alex: https://bit.ly/3fMJxed | WaterScope: https://www.waterscope.org/

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: www.missionshunya.com  Liked the story? Give a rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2LFBCVw). Share it with 3 people in your network, it just takes 30seconds.

Jul 20 2020

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34: Renewable Energy as a Service for Industries

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Renewable Energy (RE) procurement has moved on from being a corporate goal driven procurement for industries to cost-economics driven decision. How are the RE developers evolving to provide value  to this category of consumers?  How can Commercial & Industrial spaces avail Renewable Energy as a Service?

Siddarth Krishna Kumar from Renew Power joins Girish Shivakumar to share his views on the new range of solutions being offered to the Commercial & Industrial (C&I) clients. Is the timing right for Energy Storage Solutions (ESS) and Virtual Power Plants (VPP)? 

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: www.missionshunya.com About Renew Power: https://renewpower.in/

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Tip for the week : Check episode 7 - 3 Simple Steps to Make your Home Eco-Friendly  - http://bit.ly/2WU4oqQ

Jul 06 2020

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33: Regenerative Thinking - Going beyond Sustainability

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The most common definition of Sustainability is to have low / zero impact which is simply not enough for civilization to course correct. Regenerative, on the other hand means to be of positive impact through our actions. 

How can you be regenerative?

Jacob Cherian joins Girish Shivakumar to share the mantra of making contribution through Time, Premium & Network on this episode. 

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: www.missionshunya.com To connect with Jacob: https://www.gobeyondsustainability.com/

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Jun 22 2020

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

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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 group sponsored by the UK government to support it in its transition towards the net zero goal.

Dr André Cabrera Serrenho (University of Cambridge & UK Fires) joins Girish Shivakumar to talk about the findings from the report.

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: www.missionshunya.com Link to report: https://bit.ly/3dLLMxA To connect with Dr Serenho: https://bit.ly/3h4XSDR Follow UK Fires: @UKFires  Liked the story? Give a rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2LFBCVw). Share it with 3 people in your network, it just takes 30seconds.

Pics- UK Fires/UK GOV/UCam

Jun 08 2020

36mins

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

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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. India was no different. The air quality improved during the lockdown but how can India sustain this clean-air movement post COVID-19.

Tanushree Ganguly a researcher from CEEW joins Girish Shivakumar to share her views on these issues. Topics discussed include India’s National Clean Air Plan, recommendations for improving air quality and small actions that we can take to help do our bit for preserving the air quality. 

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw

Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3

Web: www.missionshunya.com

Reach out to Tanushree: LinkedIn-  https://in.linkedin.com/in/tanushreeganguly  Twitter - @tanushree_g

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May 25 2020

51mins

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

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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?
  • Will this outbreak make companies, cities and countries think again on their sustainability targets, Paris Climate agreements and so on?
  • What are the other lessons companies need to take to be more resilient under such crisis?
Vish Iyer, Co-founder and partner at TTouche Advisers LLP is our guest to discuss all these and more with Girish Shivakumar.

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: https://bit.ly/2AjBAxp

Reach out to Vish: LinkedIn-  https://in.linkedin.com/in/vish07 Twitter - @ViyerSays

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May 11 2020

1hr 36mins

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29: Impact of COVID-19 on Small Scale Solar Rooftop Market

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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 zero carbon economy.  On this episode, entrepreneurs Harsha Kuntur from EcoSoch Solar and Sishir Garemella from Sunvest Capital join Girish Shivakumar to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the Small Scale Solar Rooftop Market in India. 

  • Will there be a consumer demand for solar from common consumers and small scale industries in the immediate months after COVID-19 settles down?
  • Will the start-ups without a long-term vision fold up at the end of it?
  • Will entrepreneurs’ and companies in the small scale rooftop market collaborate more going forward?
Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms: http://bit.ly/2POiTW3 Web: www.missionshunya.com Links to connect with the guests- Harsha Kuntur https://www.ecosoch.com/ | Sishir Garemella https://www.sunvestcapital.com/

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Apr 27 2020

56mins

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

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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 purification as a service is the vision of OCEO water. How does technology enable this company reach its goal? Vikram Gulecha joins Girish Shivakumar on a conversation to share the story where in the pay as you use model has made people use water more judiciously.  
For more info on OCEO: https://www.oceowater.online Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/mission-shunya/id1460138702

Other platforms: https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya

Web: www.missionshunya.com

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Apr 13 2020

50mins

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

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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 his story on this episode with Girish Shivakumar. 

About Say Trees
SayTrees is a professionally run group of ordinary people extraordinarily determined to protect the environment not just by themselves, but also by sensitising others towards the importance of environment conservation and goading them on to participate in tree-plantation campaigns. For more info check www.saytrees.org or write to them at info@saytrees.org

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/mission-shunya/id1460138702 Other platforms: https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya Web: www.missionshunya.com

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Mar 30 2020

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26: Litter-free Lalbagh - featuring Saahas

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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. How it did happen? On this episode Girish Shivakumar interviews Rajalakshmi from Saahas, the group that is behind this success story.

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/mission-shunya/id1460138702 Other platforms: https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya Web: www.missionshunya.com

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Mar 16 2020

29mins

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25: Energy storage thought leadership featuring Dr Rahul Walawalkar

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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 he joins Girish Shivakumar to share his story. Girish and Rahul collaborated to launch India’s first energy and clean-tech podcast, Emerging Tech Radio in 2017. 

For more information check www.missionshunya.com

Subscribe on apple podcasts at https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/mission-shunya/id1460138702 Other platforms at https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya

Mar 02 2020

35mins

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Resourceful podcasts

By noremorse2007 - May 06 2019
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Very interesting insights and perspectives about current environmental affairs.

Definitely worth a listen for insight into the economic transition required for India’s economy

By Peter Q S - May 05 2019
Read more
Quite the listen and insightful. Well worth your time.