72 episodes

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 Girish Shivakumar

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    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

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.

Logo - H. Neve | Pics Credit - Unsplash | Guests | Prema | Theme Music - C. Henry

    Emerging risks from Climate Change ft. Praveen Gupta

    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 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

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

    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.gatesnotes.com/Energy/My-new-climate-book-is-finally-here

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    • 17 min
    A career in climate-tech – A getting started guide

    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 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

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    • 16 min
    Did COP26 deliver?

    Did COP26 deliver?

    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

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    Web: www.missionshunya.com

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    • 10 min
    Chef crafted plant-based meat alternatives ft. Todd Boyman,Hungry Planet

    Chef crafted plant-based meat alternatives ft. Todd Boyman,Hungry Planet

    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

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    • 39 min
    What to expect at COP 26?

    What to expect at COP 26?

    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

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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

NagaS! ,

Need of the hour!

Mission Shunya talks about the circular economy and one of zero emissions. While the goal is lofty and that there is a lot of work left for us to do, Girish takes us on a meaningful journey relevant for the times with every episode. If you are a clean-tech enthusiast and you have not yet checked this out, please do so now. ~ A fellow podcaster and clean tech enthusiast :)

jana.malay ,

Very much relevant and informative

Content is very timely. Full of information at the same time compact. Highly recommended...keep up the good work!!

Sid@Podcast ,

Need of the hour!

Well done Girish and Keep it up.. Very informative and much recommended to all.

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