100 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.

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

Mission Shunya Girish Shivakumar

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    • 5.0 • 9 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 - TerreGeneration | Prema | Unsplash | Guests | Theme Music - C. Henry

    Hit Rewind: Interviewed by TerreGeneration

    Hit Rewind: Interviewed by TerreGeneration

    Mission Shunya hits ‘100’ and it’s time to hit rewind and look back at the journey so far, the highs, the lows and everything in between. On this special episode, Girish Shivakumar is interviewed by the TerreGeneration team ft. Jacob and Kaushik where he shares his journey from creating the podcast to doing 100 episodes over the last few years and what to expect over the next 100 and beyond.
    TerreGeneration is also the team behind the artworks for Mission Shunya, they are a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability (www.terregeneration.com ).

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    • 53 min
    Converting a bike into an e-bike with an add-on ft. Som Ray, Clip

    Converting a bike into an e-bike with an add-on ft. Som Ray, Clip

    Are you looking to upgrade your bike to an e-bike? Well, you don’t have to buy a new one; all you need is a ‘Clip’. On this week’s episode Som Ray, CEO & Founder at Clip Bike joins Girish Shivakumar for a conversation.

    Key topics:
    The problem with conventional bikes
    The innovation behind ‘Clip’
    Will the E-bike boom sustain in the post pandemic years?
    Clip as a solution for personal & shared bikes
    Clip’s global ambitions

    Connect with Som: https://www.linkedin.com/in/somnath-ray/ | Campaign https://wefunder.com/clip

    Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability.

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    • 32 min
    Tapping community solar for commercial & industrial sector ft. Gabriel Phillips, Catalyst Power

    Tapping community solar for commercial & industrial sector ft. Gabriel Phillips, Catalyst Power

    What is community solar? How can commercial & industrial (C&I) sector players leverage this asset to cut down on energy bills? All this and more discussed on this episode where Gabriel Phillips, CEO, Catalyst Power joins Girish Shivakumar for a conversation.
    Key topics:
    What is community solar?
    Who benefits more from community solar?
    Energy efficiency in Commercial & Industrial (C&I)
    Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)
    Energy Storage’s role in C&I sector

    Connect with Gabe: https://catalystpower.com/

    Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability.

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    • 29 min
    Converting waste into a plastic substitute ft. Rachel Barr, UBQ Materials

    Converting waste into a plastic substitute ft. Rachel Barr, UBQ Materials

    Waste is ubiquitous, can solutions be ubiquitous too? Well, it can be, if the solution conceptualized by UBQ Materials is scaled up according to Rachel Barr who joins Girish Shivakumar for a conversation.
    Key topics:
    Diverting waste from landfills
    What is UBQ material?
    The climate positive process of conversion
    Supporting a circular economy by reimagining waste
    Scaling up UBQ materials in the developing world

    About Rachel –
    Rachel is a VP at UBQ leading their sustainability efforts, working closely with clients and international organizations to advance the circular economy and decarbonize production. She is also a PhD and Energy Economist by qualification.

    Connect with Rachel: https://bit.ly/3xwcSnJ | https://www.ubqmaterials.com/

    Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability.

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    • 30 min
    Carbon farming: Farming-based carbon credits ft. Robin Saluoks, eAgronom

    Carbon farming: Farming-based carbon credits ft. Robin Saluoks, eAgronom

    Soil is a crucial piece in the carbon sequestration cycle, but are we doing enough to preserve it? Are we incentivizing farmers to practice sustainable farming? How can carbon credits enable farmers get additional revenue? All this and more discussed on this episode where Robin Saluoks, Founder and CEO from eAgronom joins Girish Shivakumar for a chat.
    Key topics:
    Sustainable farming
    Soil Carbon Sequestration
    The ‘right price’ for carbon
    Farming based carbon credits
    New regulations for carbon markets

    Connect with Robin: https://bit.ly/3Y5qnGy https://www.eagronom.com/

    Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability.

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    • 26 min
    Sustainability and major sport events ft. Jitesh Brahmkshatriya

    Sustainability and major sport events ft. Jitesh Brahmkshatriya

    Qatar spent nearly 15 times more than Russia in hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, was it worth it? Are big sporting events really sustainable in the long run? Was London Olympics of 2012 the real success story? All this and more discussed on this episode where Girish Shivakumar is joined by Jitesh Brahmkshatriya, Senior Director at CBRE.
    Key topics:
    Sustainability of large infrastructure projects
    Positive impacts of London Olympics
    Sustainability in Beijing & Tokyo Olympics
    Qatar’s net zero FIFA World Cup

    Connect with Jitesh: https://bit.ly/3XopjNy |Freakonomics Episode: http://bit.ly/3wmTOrH

    Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability.

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

nishprem ,

Excellent, thought provoking podcast

Each episode of Mission Shunya spotlights on a person making a difference in the world with renewables, energy efficiency and focuses on green sustainable lifestyle. It educates the common man on simple steps he/she could take which could make a difference in the planet and more importantly the stories from the guests inspire us to do so. Appreciate the candid interviews and the mission of this podcast, look forward to hearing more!

pavankumar_vasu ,

Unbiased and informative!

I really admire Girish, his opinions are completely unbiased and does a good job in informing his audiences of all the perspectives on an issue. Most of his interviews are quite balanced, both pros and cons of the matter are discussed, which rarely happens in today’s media.

jandrorivera ,

Informative and inspiring

Great way to stay up to date on this important topic. To solve the climate crisis we need collective and individual efforts. Mission Shunya is here to mark the path toward a zero carbon economy and inspire us to take action.

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