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Net Zero by Narsi is a series of brief posts by Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi), on decarbonization and climate solutions.
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The CLIMAFIX Summit 2023’s inauguration session witnessed key figures in climate innovation and academia sharing insights and commitments. Organizers reflected on the event’s evolution, while speakers like Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala emphasized urgent actions. Collaboration and innovation were central themes, setting the tone for impactful discussions and partnerships over the summit’s duration.

Speaker 1: Narsi, an organizer of the CLIMAFIX Summit, begins by reflecting on the event’s inception, tracing it back to a small idea for a climate startup and innovation event. He recounts how the initial idea evolved into the successful CLIMAFIX Summit 2022, boasting a significant turnout of delegates, startups, and investors. Narsi expresses gratitude for the continued support and highlights the growth of this year’s summit, with an even larger number of attendees and a focus on “Innovation for Impact.”

Speaker 2: Prof.Ashok Jhunjhunwala, the keynote speaker, takes the stage to delve deeper into the theme of the summit. He stresses the urgent need for impactful actions and innovations in addressing climate change. He also shares insights into India’s position as a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and emphasizes the country’s vulnerability to climate events. He underscores the importance of scalable and economically viable solutions, particularly in transitioning to renewable energy sources.

Speaker 3: A distinguished professor from IIT Madras Research Park, Nikhil Tambe steps forward to discuss the pivotal role of technology startups in the fight against climate change. He emphasizes the importance of green energy deployment and transition management, highlighting the potential for startups to drive innovation in these areas. The professor stresses the need for scalable solutions that can effectively address climate challenges while also being economically viable.

Speaker 4: Satya Seshadri, a faculty member at IIT Madras, sheds light on the collaborative efforts that led to the success of the CLIMAFIX Summit. Satya reflects on overcoming initial skepticism and uniting different entities such as IITM and EAI to support the summit. He underscores the significance of collaboration and purpose-driven initiatives in tackling climate challenges effectively.

Speaker 5: Nithish Sairam, CEO of Illumine-i(sponsor) shares insights into their support for the CLIMAFIX Summit. He highlights the importance of investing in impactful initiatives and expresses optimism about the potential outcomes of the summit’s discussions and collaborations. Nithish underscores his commitment to driving positive change in addressing climate issues through strategic partnerships and investments.

Throughout the session, speakers underscore the critical role of collaboration between startups, investors, and academia in tackling climate issues. They emphasize the importance of government support in facilitating the transition to a sustainable future and call for collective efforts to simplify lifestyles and reduce energy consumption. The inauguration session sets the stage for two days of discussions, networking, and exploration of impactful solutions at the CLIMAFIX Summit 2023.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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