Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Denmark tops in environmental performance

Denmark ranks 1st in the world, when it comes to environmental performance according to the EPI Index 2020. The Environmental Performance Index is produced by Yale University and compares the environmental performance of 180 countries. Finland ranks the 7th, Sweden the 8th and Norway on the 9th from the list, representing on how the Scandinavians…

Consul Karanko visited the Hong Kong Productivity Council to discuss future possibilities

On 8 Ocotober 2020 the Finnish Consul General Johanna Karanko visited the Hong Kong Productivity Council HKPC with the representatives from UROS to discuss cooperation in the areas of sustainability, smart city development and innovations.

Denmark committed DKK35 million to support Myanmar’s 5 year Climate Adaption Programme

Coastal communities in Myanmar are extremely vulnerable to the impact of climate change and highly exposed to severe natural weather events such as heavy rain, storm surge, floods and cyclones. To help Myanmar respond to those natural challenges, the Forest Department, with the support from Denmark, is implementing a 5-year climate adaption programme that commenced…

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong introduces panel speakers for Rethink 2020 forum

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong announced their Panel Speakers for Rethink 2020. Nigel Mattravers and Alexander Mastrovito, contributors to our Energy and Environment Business Council (EEBC) as well as other experts in the field. 28 October Topic: Waste Management – The dating game vs the sharing game 29 October Topic: Catalysts and…

Sustainability Solutions: 5 Steps Going Ahead Of Time

Working toward a sustainable future is one of the most important steps we can take to create a better world in the coming years. Check out some of the technology and methods that are showing huge promise for the future of sustainability to learn more. Supply Chain Control One area where there’s a lot of…

Ambassador Järviaho visited Fiskars porcelain factory in Saraburi

On 9 October 2020 the Finnish Ambassador-Designate Jyri Järviaho and Commercial Adviser Kimmo Pekari visit Fiskars factory in Saraburi, Thailand. The visiting team expressed that the production of Royal Copenhagen porcelain is impressive, with high quality, eye for detail production line, including hand painting. Fiskars implements sustainable environmental goals in waste management, energy efficiency and…

Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong invites to a webinar series

The Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macao invites to a Webinar series: Future is Made in Finland taking place 14 October 2020. The invitation said: Join us in exploring the future in seven amazing episodes illuminating the ways how the globe is changing and challenged, and how science in one of the…

Nobel Prize winners for 2020

This year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 to the World Food Programme (WFP). The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. In 2019, the WFP provided assistance to close to 100 million people in 88 countries who are victims…

Norway declares its priorities at the UN General Assembly

During the recent UN General Assembly in early October 2020, Norway highlighted the following priority areas: •Lay the groundwork for Norway’s membership of the UN Security Council, Be at the forefront of efforts to promote disarmament. •Promote binding international cooperation and safeguard the multilateral system. •Strengthen the UN’s capacity to prevent and resolve conflicts. •Promote…

RECOFTC, CIFOR and Sweden launch the Forest Landscape Governance Research Network

On 1 October 2020, RECOFTC launched an initiative to build the research capacity of universities in Southeast Asia to foster good forest governance. Funded by Sweden, the project will develop a strong network of researchers dedicated to strengthening rights, reducing poverty and inequity, and realizing sustainable development. The two-year initiative will benefit more than 190…