Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Danish-Vietnamese rooftop composting initiative

The Danish embassy in October reported that the Denmark – Vietnam Alumni Network had successfully maximized the green rooftop of Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) with its Rooftop Composting Project. Built on the principle of circular economy, the project aims to reduce waste by recycling it in new ways while making cities…

Swedish embassy in Singapore beach cleanup

On 27 October the Embassy of Sweden, Singapore participated in a beach cleanup activity at the Changi Coastal Walk organized by the EU delegation in Singapore under the headline ‘Together for the Ocean’. The aim of this activity was to signal the importance that the EU and its member states attach to the fight against…

Electric car Polestar’s new headquarters in Sweden

Polestar, the new electric performance brand from the Volvo Car Group, inaugurated its new global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Strategically located on the Volvo Car Group campus, the new building and working environment supports cross-functional collaboration throughout Polestar and further strengthens cooperation between the Polestar brand and its parent company. The new headquarters building, which…

Danish funding supports food safety at Burmese company

Thanks to Danish funding, Hornbill Coffee in southern Chin State, Myanmar, has vastly improved its food safety standards. The funding has made it possible to get a new solar dryer, that will eliminate the coffee cherries’ exposure to microbes, contamination from animal discharge and exposure to harmful toxins commonly found in traditional drying methods. A…

Nordic China Smart City Conference

On 13-15 November the Nordic China Smart City Conference takes place at Stockholmsmässan in Sweden. The theme is: ’Combining China’s new model for growth and the Nordic’s Eco Governance’. This is the third in the series of highly successful conferences focusing on the Nordic opportunities within the fast-growing Chinese urban development market. Its aim is…

Nordic Night in Jakarta: embassies celebrated joint National Day 2018

The Embassies of the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden jointly celebrated their National days for the fourth consecutive year on Thursday 18 October in Jakarta – this time in an evening atmosphere. The Nordic countries are on the forefront of renewable energy, sustainable waste management, Co2-neutral transportation and green cities. With this in…

Development countries gathered to discuss future technology priorities

23 development countries met in Bangkok to a Technology Needs Assessment workshop, where the Danish Ambassador to Thailand also participated. Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project assists developing countries to determine their technology priorities and adapt to climate change. The TNA-project is implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme in cooperation with the Danish Technological Institute.…

Minister Lintilä led Team Finland visit to Vietnam

On 14–19 October 2018 Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä headed a Team Finland visit to Vietnam to promote exports and internationalisation of Finnish companies. The business delegation accompanying the Minister consisted in 24 representatives especially from the sectors of energy, water and waste management technology, bioeconomy and digital technology. During the visit, Minister…

Smart Solutions from Finland in Ho Chi Minh City

As part of the Week for Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship (WHISE 2018), celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Vietnam – Finland Diplomatic Relations, the Embassy of Finland in Hanoi and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee co-organise the event “Smart Solutions from Finland” on 18 October, 2018. The event took place…

Norway’s official State Visit to Beijing and Shanghai

HM King Harald and HM Queen Sonja of Norway’s State Visit to China has come to an end after the official part of the week-long programme took them to both Beijing and Shanghai. Norway-China Business Summit 2018 was held in Beijing on 16 October themed ‘Pioneering sustainable solutions. The visiting King of Norway Harald V…