Climatic

A series about the innovators decarbonizing Asia and the Pacific, the entrepreneurs making our region more resilient to climate change, and the corporate leaders partnering with them to scale.​ ​
Climatic is made possible by a grant from Climate Investment Funds’ Clean Technology Fund Program
SMART CONSTRUCTION
The construction industry contributes 11 percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Here in a rapidly urbanizing Asia, construction is also the inevitable companion to economic development. Fortunately, new technologies promise to change the way that buildings and infrastructure are built, making construction cleaner, greener, and far more climate friendly.​

THE TALKSHOW

Host
Linh Thai​
Guests​

Thomas Abell, Asian Development Bank​
Daniel Hersson, ADB Ventures
Akinori Onodera, Earthbrain Ltd.
Christian Sanz, Skycatch, Inc.​
Ryoichi Togashi, Komatsu Ltd.
Hara Wang, Third Derivative

STARTUP SHOWDOWN

Contenders
Caido      viAct      Wavescan
Host
Linh Thai​
Judges

Jojo Flores, Plug and Play
Daniel Hersson, ADB Ventures​
Shannon Kalayanamitr, Gobi Partners​
Juan Nieto, CEMEX Ventures
Hara Wang, Third Derivative

PODCAST

MEET SKYCATCH

Skycatch Inc., is a leading provider of enterprise-grade technology for capturing, processing, and analyzing high-accuracy 3D drone data for use in the construction industry.

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THE
TALKSHOW

Host
Linh Thai​
Guests​

Thomas Abell, Asian Development Bank​
Daniel Hersson, ADB Ventures
Akinori Onodera, Earthbrain Ltd.
Christian Sanz, Skycatch, Inc.​
Ryoichi Togashi, Komatsu Ltd.
Hara Wang, Third Derivative

STARTUP
SHOWDOWN

Contenders
Host
Linh Thai​
Judges

Jojo Flores, Plug and Play
Daniel Hersson, ADB Ventures​
Shannon Kalayanamitr, Gobi Partners​
Juan Nieto, CEMEX Ventures
Hara Wang, Third Derivative

PODCAST

TEASER

ELECTRIC MOBILITY
The EV market is hot. What does this signal for transportation in Asia? And could Electric Vehicles give us a path to net zero carbon emissions? Find out in the new series of Climatic.

THE TALKSHOW

Host
Linh Thai​
Guests​

Sohail Hasnie, Asian Development Bank
Kartik Gopal, International Finance Corporation
Sophia Nadur, bp Ventures
Saurav Kumar, Euler Motors
Doug Parker , Wavemaker Partners

SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE

Contenders
Host
Linh Thai​
Judges

Navarun Atraya, Plug and Play
Sophia Nadur, bp Ventures
Doug Parker , Wavemaker Partners
Charles Cole Navarro, ADB Ventures​

PODCAST

MEET EULER MOTORS

Euler Motors is an Indian manufacturer of light electric 3-wheeled vehicles for last-mile commercial logistics.

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cooling & smart buildings
Over the next three decades, rapid urbanization and greater weather extremes will mean a skyrocketing demand for cooling.
Can this increased energy need be met in a sustainable way? Find out on the new series of Climatic

THE TALKSHOW

Host
Linh Thai​
Guests​
Priyantha Wijayatunga, Asian Development Bank
Dr.Bollineni Abhinay, KIMS Global 
Arjun Gupta, Smart Joules 
Ms. Shikha Bhasin,  the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) 

Mr. RD Sriram, Aravind Eye Hospitals 

SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE

Interviewee
Harleen Oberoi, Tata Realty
Host
Linh Thai​
Panel
Danny Kennedy, New Energy Nexus
Qiyong Cao, ADB Ventures
Karthik Chandrasekar, Sangam Ventures  
Arjun Gupta, Smart Joules
Navarun Atraya, Plug and Play

MEET
SMART JOULES

Smart Joules is an Indian energy-efficiency-as-a-service solution for commercial and industrial buildings. The company guarantees energy savings to its customers, while enabling them to avoid large capex outlays, through a “pay-as-you-save” (PAYS) model.

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GREENER GRIDS
Electrical grids have changed a little in the last 100 years. However, with the booming of renewable energy and millions more electric vehicles set to take to the streets, how can electrical grids be made stronger, greener and more resilient? Find out in the latest series of Climatic.
Host
Linh Thai
Guest

Fabian Lemke, Nuventura

Guests​