Talk 1: Using Climate-focused Technologies (ClimateTech) for tracking & improving air quality
The talk will focus on how we are building indigenous technology for tracking air pollutants (PM2.5, NO2, CO) and green-house gas emissions (CO2 and Methane) to better understand the hyper-local and spatio-temporal sources of our emissions - which in turn are having long-term climatic impact on our living conditions.
Talk 2: Use of large scale emissions data from industries in context of ESG frameworks
How is large scale air pollutant and GHG emissions data becoming a part of the SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) led framework for BRSR. What are the implications of such data in the "Green Credits" and "Green Debt Security". What are the implications for polluting industries which are looking to raise equity, debt or mergers. What are the global norms around such reporting.
Talk 3: Building ClimateTech startups in a non-supportive (hostile) regulatory framework in India
What are the challenges while building a startup in a regulated domain such as pollution monitoring. What are the challenges and how are the technology development roadmap navigated when there is little to no support from the largest user of this technology. What are some of the global advances and where is India lacking in its startup developmental efforts. Also, what are some of the advantages that work in favour of early stage startups in this domain. Having a higher barrier of entry tends to work both ways.
Qualifications: M.S. Computer Science, NJIT. 2005
Affiliation: Respirer Living Sciences, Pune
Position: Founder & CEO
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