Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Finland food safety speech held in Hong Kong

Dr Jaana Husu-Kallio, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Finland gave a keynote speech at international conference on food safety in Hong Kong in early September 2017. She presented practices on how Finland has managed to create a sustainable antibiotics-free food production chain from farm to fork. Finland is a global forerunner in applying the…

Denmark to help China build offshore wind farm

China will tap Denmark, home to some of the world’s largest offshore energy companies, to help it build a wind farm, Denmark’s Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate said on Monday 4 August 2017. Speaking after meeting the head of China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), minister Lars Christian Lilleholt said that size, timing and suppliers for…

Indonesia starts offshore aquaculture inspired by Norway

Inspired by the Norwegian fishermen, three pilot sites of offshore aquaculture have been launched to breed the Barramundi and Sea Bass fishes in Aceh and Central Java provinces, an official from the Fishery and Maritime Ministry announced on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Beginning in 2017, the developing of the offshore aquaculture in Sabang, Aceh province,…

The Danish government to fight Indonesia’s municipal solid waste challenge

A sustainable solution for the municipal solid waste (MSW) challenge in Indonesia is in progress as a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for a municipal waste management facility for refuse-derived fuel (RDF). The facility will be the first integrated MSW to RDF processing facility in Indonesia, located in Cilacap, Central Java. The…

Human rights, environment regional course held by Sweden

The first regional blended learning course on Human Rights and Environment under a new agreement between Sweden and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) took place during 17-21 July 2017, reports the Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok. The training was jointly arranged by RWI, ASEAN CSR Network and International Commission of…

Vestas discuss wind energy development in Yangon

On Monday 3 July 2017, representatives from the Danish global wind energy company giant Vestas met with U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Region. Accompanied by Dorte Chorsten, Deputy Head of Mission at the Danish Embassy in Myanmar, Vestas and the Chief Minister discussed wind energy development in Yangon Region. Vestas entered the…

Successful Norway-Thailand LNG Partnership Seminar

On Monday 26 June 2017, the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok together with the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand hosted a seminar to present opportunities for further collaboration between Norway and Thailand in the liquefied natural gas, LNG, sector. The seminar was supported by Innovation Norway and the Thai-Norwegian Chamber…

Nordic green and innovative solutions in Thailand

On Tuesday 27 June 2017, the Department of European Affairs organized a seminar on ‘Nordic 4.0: Green and Innovative’ at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At the seminar, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland shared national experiences with green innovation from each country. The background for the seminar was Thailand’s 4.0 vision – a change…

After 10 years Danida still makes difference for Thai wildlife

Visiting the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Uffe Wolffhechel, Ambassador of Denmark to Thailand, got to see first-hand how Denmark’s development cooperation, Danida, projects make a long lasting difference. The project has consisted of know-how transfer, better sustainability and involvement of many groups living in the area. The concept of the project has since been copied in…

Recognizing women’s work in Vietnamese agriculture

Sweden is working together with partners in Vietnam to strengthen gender equality, among other places in the Vietnamese farming of rice and shrimps. To see results of GRAISEA, the regional program Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investment in South East Asia, Anette Andersson from the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, together with Åsa Heijne, Sida…