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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 more responsible? As a consumer, what can you do to have a positive impact? Joining Girish Shivakumar is Von Hernandez, Global Coordinator, Break Free From Plastic. The Break Free From Plastic Movement is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. Connect with Von: https://www.breakfreefromplastic.org/  Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability. Liked the episode? 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.
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 resilient? Why should we build better cities if we are to reach the global net zero targets?  Joining Girish Shivakumar is Pedro B. Ortiz, an acclaimed expert when it comes to building cities. He popularized the Metro Matrix theory of city building. Among his various distinctions and roles include serving the World Bank and the city of Madrid as a Mayor.  Connect with Pedro: http://pedrobortiz.com/ | https://bit.ly/3amVqtD  Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability. Liked the episode? 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.
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 the best practices for market development in waste management and recycling that developing countries can adopt? On this episode Anne Johnson joins Girish Shivakumar to share her experience in developing systems and processes for waste segregation, processing and recycling at Resource Recycling Systems (RRS).  Anne is a Principal and Vice President at RRS and co-leads the Global Corporate Sustainability practice. She has more than 25 years of experience working on packaging design and recovery issues, as well as corporate sustainability. Connect with Anne : https://recycle.com/ | https://bit.ly/3L0CbTa  Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability. Liked the episode? 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.
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 preparing the massive reports that have a significant global influence?   Dr Aditi Mukherji, Principal Researcher at the International Water Management Institute and a coordinating Lead Author of IPCC WG II report joins Girish Shivakumar to share her experience of working on the report and much more. Connect with Aditi : https://twitter.com/aditimukherji  Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability. Liked the episode? 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.
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 Plastecycle, an Indian plastic waste collector, recycler and product manufacturer joins Girish Shivakumar on this episode to share the story of how Lucro pioneered in developing post-consumer recyclable products, to achieve circular economy for plastics in India.  Connect with Pratibha: https://www.lucro.in/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/pratibhadewett/  Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability. Liked the episode? 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.
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 Shivakumar on this episode to share the technology behind Energy Dome and how they are using CO2 against Climate Change. Energy Dome’s focus is long duration energy storage.  Connect with Claudio: https://energydome.com/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudio-spadacini-13a78146/  Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability. Liked the episode? 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.
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 share his experience working as a materials scientist trying to solve the biggest problems through innovative solution. The result is Gr3n recycling with a vision of making plastics circular. Connect with Maurizio: https://gr3n-recycling.com/| https://bit.ly/368FUQ8  Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability. Liked the episode? 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.
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 Jain, Fellow & Director of Powering Livelihoods, a CEEW initiative joins Girish Shivakumar on this episode to share his experience from implementing various energy access projects across India.  Connect with Abhishek: https://www.ceew.in/powering-livelihoods| https://bit.ly/3ChTe0v  Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability. Liked the episode? 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.
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 channels is the Kodai Chronicle, an outlet that aims to be more than just a publication.  Rajni George, editor-in-chief of The Kodai Chronicle joins Girish Shivakumar on this episode to share the origins of the publication, its fundraising campaign and the importance of community engagement.  Contribute to the campaign: https://fund.thekodaichronicle.com/ | https://www.thekodaichronicle.com/  Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com  Liked the episode? 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.
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 with community forests are answered on this episode. Varun Ravindra is the Chief Conservator at Vanantara, a community lead afforestation project and he is in conversation with Girish Shivakumar.  Varun can be reached on LinkedIn https://bit.ly/3JbyKsx |Insta https://bit.ly/3rsQkSD | www.vanantara.com  Liked the episode? 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.
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 industry’s interests in climate change and the importance of diversity in climate action.  Praveen Gupta is a former CEO who is currently exploring climate action, he can be reached at https://bit.ly/3Gc8QDU | www.thediversityblog.com  Liked the episode? 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.
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.gatesnotes.com/Energy/My-new-climate-book-is-finally-here  Liked the episode? 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.
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 his journey of 10 years on building a career in climate-tech.  Links mentioned in the episode – VC report – https://pwc.to/3IIsCZm  VC newsletter – https://bit.ly/3yisIlq  Related blog post – https://bit.ly/3ENYOIr  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.
69: Did COP26 deliver?

69: Did COP26 deliver?

2021-11-2810:27

COP26 concluded in Glasgow recently, did it deliver? Well, we have the Glasgow climate pact, the Paris rule book and the mention of coal in the agreement. So what else happened during the two week event? Girish Shivakumar discusses the key outcomes from COP26 on this episode. Here’s primer to COP26 if you missed it earlier - https://bit.ly/3p92E85  Dr David Reiner’s review of week 1 - https://bit.ly/3xtdV6Y week 2 - https://bit.ly/3nZkLhF  A full summary from Carbon Brief - https://bit.ly/3nXzkSG  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.
Globally one-fourth of the greenhouse gas emissions come from food production. It includes everything like farming, dairy and meat industries. In fact dairy and meat account for nearly 15% of the emissions. So how can a brand contribute to less land, less water and fewer emissions while selling plant-based meat alternatives? On this episode Todd Boyman, Co-Founder & CEO of Hungry Planet joins Girish Shivakumar for an insightful conversation. 3 reasons why you should try hungry planet's plant based meat alternatives Less water - Hungry Planet meats consume 62 to 91% less blue and grey water than conventional meats. Less land - Hungry Planet meats require 52 to 79% less agricultural land than conventional meats. Fewer emissions - Hungry Planet meats generate 42 to 89% lower greenhouse gas emissions than conventional meats. To find out more about Todd - https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddboyman | https://www.hungryplanetfoods.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.
The 26th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Glasgow from Oct 31st to Nov 12th 2021.  The 4 top goals are - Mitigation, Adaptation, Finance & Collaboration. Along these lines we can expect more firm commitments from the countries at the event.  What more to expect? Girish Shivakumar shares his views on the origins of COP and what to expect particularly  at this event and why should we hope for a successful COP26 ? To find out more about COP26 https://ukcop26.org/  | https://unfccc.int/conference/glasgow-climate-change-conference-october-november-2021  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.
How can cities enable shared electric mobility services? Are 15 minute cities a reality?  Why behaviour shift is essential to make shared transit system in cities a success? All this and more is discussed in this episode where Venkatesh Gopal, Partnerships & Business Development manager at Movmi joins Girish Shivakumar for a conversation.  To find out more about Venkatesh & Movmi –  https://movmi.net/ | https://ca.linkedin.com/in/venkateshgopal-electricsharedmobility  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.
What does it take to build a successful cleantech business?  Are the new age leaders in cleantech different from the conventional business leaders? What do the investors look for when they evaluate a cleantech start-up?  All this and more is discussed in this episode where Girish Shivakumar interviews David Hunt, CEO of Hyperion Executive Search and the host of ‘Leaders in cleantech’ podcast. To find out more about David –  https://leadersincleantech.com/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-cleantech/ 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.
Did you know that water that is treated well can be reused? Water treatment as a service is now available where you pay for every litre of water reused from treatment. What's more, it also meets your requirements in terms of local government compliance.  The Boson White Water System involves a 11 stage treatment process where the output is pure drinking water All your questions on how to get started with wastewater treatment answered on this episode where Vikas Brahmavar, Director at Trans Water is in conversation with Girish Shivakumar.  To find out more about Vikas https://transwaters.com/ | https://twitter.com/brahmavarvikas  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.
What is Mobility as a Service (MaaS) all about? How can MaaS help cities reduce car ownership? What are the emerging global trends around MaaS? Can we combine housing rents with mobility subscription? All your questions on this and more answered on this episode where Sampo Hietanen, CEO of MaaS Global is in conversation with Girish Shivakumar.  To find out more about MaaS Global https://whimapp.com/ | Sampo - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sampohietanen/  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.
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Eric Cartman

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Dec 27th
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Apoorva Shah

Hi Girish. Great Podcast. Lots of Insights on the energy efficiency problems being faced in Delhi. How are the results till date? Are the consumers receptive to this idea? How many consumers have opted for this program?

Feb 15th
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