Exploring the Untapped Potential of Climate Tech in South East Asia: A Journey with Djoann Fal

We've got something exciting brewing in Episode 60 of The NatureBacked Podcast. In this episode, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Djoann Fal from Atlas Capital in Bangkok, a passionate individual making waves in the climate tech scene. 

But hold on, this isn't your typical podcast episode where experts simply talk about the latest trends and innovations. No, this is a conversation that will leave you pondering the immense potential and paradoxes within the climate tech industry.

From the get-go, Djoann paints a vivid picture of their small firm, consisting of two guys and a team of brilliant analysts. The journey takes us through their experiences working with conglomerates and big families, and how they've now shifted their focus to the climate tech adaptation journey.

Tarmo Virki and Djoann Fal

But here's where things get really interesting. Djoann and Tarmo shed light on a paradox within the climate tech industry. They reveal how some Nordic countries, which actually benefit from climate change, are at the forefront of building climate solutions. Meanwhile, regions that desperately need these innovations, like Southeast Asia, often lack the resources and government investments to develop such groundbreaking technologies.

As the conversation unfolds, we explore the motivations behind Djoann's passion for this sector. He shares a personal story of being inspired by their parents and the urgent need for a paradigm shift in our economic practices.

We discuss the emergence of a new wave of entrepreneurs, workers, talents, and artists who are actively contributing to the climate tech movement. It's not just about founders and investors; it's about everyone playing their part in creating a sustainable future.

So, if you're ready to embark on a thought-provoking journey, join us in this episode as we explore the untapped potential of climate tech with Djoann.

Discover the incredible innovations, the challenges faced, and the opportunities that lie ahead. Together, let's uncover how we can make a meaningful impact with our limited resources and time.

Biomaterials Revolution: Nature2Need's Quest for Negative Emission Plastics
June 18, 2024x
13
00:34:03

Biomaterials Revolution: Nature2Need's Quest for Negative Emission Plastics

Sid Kitisakkul from Nature2need discusses their mission to decarbonize the plastic industry by incorporating agricultural residues into the polymer, potentially achieving negative emissions. The company has been operational since 2017, with a production facility in China, producing 4,000 tons of dec...

Compassiviste Unveiled: Starting To Change The World With Ali Horriyat
June 10, 2024x
12
00:37:30

Compassiviste Unveiled: Starting To Change The World With Ali Horriyat

Ali Horriyat transformed from a top-tier capitalist to an activist founding Compassiviste, a movement advocating for systemic change through education and practical action. His journey began with a life-altering trip to Ecuador, leading to the relinquishment of his wealth and the pursuit of meaningf...

Revolutionising Materials: Arkio Unveils Robust Cellulose Monomaterial for a Sustainable Tomorrow
June 04, 2024x
11
00:29:40

Revolutionising Materials: Arkio Unveils Robust Cellulose Monomaterial for a Sustainable Tomorrow

Arkio Industries pivoted from bioplastics to developing a sustainable monomaterial from cellulose. Founder Timo Haanpää highlights the material's flame resistance and aesthetic qualities, emphasizing the importance of design in sustainability. He discusses the company's strategy to produce high-qual...

Turning Air To Water With Aquaria's Brian Sheng
May 28, 2024x
10
00:24:15

Turning Air To Water With Aquaria's Brian Sheng

Aquaria, a technology company producing Atmospheric Water Generators, aims to make commonplace its innovation of creating clean drinking water out of thin air. "We have a very large vision, and that is to build Aquaria into a technology solution for water that one day at least we have the option act...

Harvesting Hope: How HeavyFinance Is Cultivating a Greener Future
April 30, 2024x
9
00:27:56

Harvesting Hope: How HeavyFinance Is Cultivating a Greener Future

HeavyFinance incentivizes farmers to adopt climate-friendly practices by providing financial support for the transition from conventional to regenerative farming. Founder Laimonas Noreika, with a background in FinTech, was inspired to start the company after learning about the financial challenges f...