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Nordic Innovation House Singapore reception celebrated partnership success

As the week-long Nordic activities was drawing to a close in Singapore–probably the most important week of year for the Nordics in Singapore–during Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) a Nordic Innovation House reception took place at the Swedish Ambassador HE Mr Niclas Kvarnström’s Residence. All the participants in…

An ocean of solutions to plastic pollution at SEA circular conference

On Thursday 14 November 2019, the SEA of Solutions was wrapped up after four days of discussing how to combat plastic waste at the United Nations’ Conference Center in Bangkok. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia, COBSEA. Through the initiative SEA…

The Swedish Embassy and businesses proposed circular economy to Vietnam

The Embassy of Sweden together with the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), and the Hanoi People’s Committee hosted a “Promoting a low-carbon circular economy – a Swedish perspective” seminar at Melia Hotel Hanoi on 12th November 2019. The discussions were focused on Vietnam’s policies and vision in promoting the circular economy, successful…

Norwegian embassy supported circular economy in Indonesia

Mr Bjørnar Dahl Hotvedt, Chargé d’affaires at the Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta was a panelist speaker at the 3rd Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (ICEF) which took place at Pullman Jakarta on the 11th-12th November 2019. The purpose of this forum was to strengthen commitment of stakeholders and produce recommendation documents in realizing circular economy in…

The Royal Norwegian Embassy supported Inle Lake Youth Diplomats Program

Lise Nordgaard, the Deputy Head of Mission from the Royal Norwegian Embassy, attended and delivered certificates to the Young Lake Ambassadors on 6th November 2019. Ten enthusiastic youths from the Inle Lake region have been trained to become the Ambassadors of the lake to raise awareness of environmental issues affecting the lake and its people.…

ScandAsia puts the spotlight on the Nordics’ circular economy Asian outreach

During SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology) and Singapore Fintech Festival, Denmark’s ‘Sustainability Thought Leader Forum’ showcases Denmark and the Nordics as frontrunners in sustainable development, while the Nordic Innovation House Singapore showcases its Circular Economy & Energy programme. These are very prominent activities among many similar ones by the Nordics recently. In connection…

Vietnamese shrimp quality approved for Scandinavia market

A Vietnamese shrimp farming cooperative, part-funded by Danish firm Northcoast Seafoods, has been certified to Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standards, according to the WWF. Nong Ngu 14/10 Hoa Nho A, in Soc Trang province, has been formed by 17 smallholder farms. They benefited from new technology including an improvement to shrimp traceability. The certification followed…

The Nordics shared green economy experience at the EBTKE2019 expo in Indonesia

The Swedish, Norwegian and Danish embassies together created a Nordic Pavilion at the EBTKE2019 expo in Jakarta on 6 – 8 November 2019. The pavillion provided information about green economy as practiced in the Scandinavian countries. The EBTKE2019 Conex expo hosted by the Indonesian Renewable Energy Society Indonesia (METI) is the 8th edition. The 2019…

Danish-Vietnamese renewable energy seminar

A seminar regarding energy consumption in Vietnam was organized by the Embassy of Denmark, in collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Energy and with Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), providing an overview of Vietnam’s opportunities and challenges in developing sustainable energy.  One of the speakers at the seminar was Jakob Stenby Lundsager, Long…

Norwegian join forces with Indonesian for sustainable fish farming

Mr. Gisle Larsen, Director of Norwegian company Sterner AS, has signed an agreement to start an integrated fish farming cooperation with Mr. Ferry Budiman, Director of PT El Rose Brothers in Indonesia. “We are very pleased to be working with El Rose Brothers to start a new chapter of onshore fishery products in Indonesia,” Mr.…