Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Sweden funds Cambodia’s sustainable development project

Maria Sargren, the Ambassador of Sweden to Cambodia signed an agreement on sustainable development with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Cambodia’s government on 11 March 2019. This agreement approving a two-year project intended to provide solutions to environmental problems regarding to environmental degradation, growing waste and access to affordable clean energy in Cambodia.…

Norway’s Minister and Ambassador meets Teresa Kok in Malaysia

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Trade and Industry of Norway, paid a two-days visit to Malaysia on 25-26 February 2019. The purpose of the visit was to meet Teresa Kok, Malaysian Minister of Primary Industries and the representative from the Malaysian Government and the Norwegian Business Community to learn about palm oil in Malaysia. H.E.…

Ambassador of Sweden to Thailand meets UN ESCAP

Staffan Herrström, the Ambassador of Sweden to Thailand met with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Executive Secretary, Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and her colleagues at the meeting about sustainable development in Thailand. During the meeting, the Ambassador and the representatives from United Nations ESCAP were discussing a cooperation supporting the…

Swedish Embassy supports Myanmar’s environmental assessment

Swedish Embassy joined in the alumni seminar “The Swedish-funded International Training Program: Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA)” on Thursday, 7 February 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar. Among the attendees were Johan Hallenborg, Swedish Embassy’s Counselor, Ghin Shoute, Swedish Embassy’s Policy Advisor and Gunilla Ölund Wingqvist, environmental sustainability expert from Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development. According to the presentation…

Danish innovation Cold Flood Prevention finds Southeast Asian market

As Cold Flood Prevention (an innovative alternative to the traditional use of sandbags) is making inroads into Southeast Asia – it already constitutes proof of concept that the SME business networking and business internationalisation platform AndersenB2B.com works in action! Its mission is to strengthen the access to new clients, markets and information and its approach…

Business Finland, National Innovation Agency of Thailand signed MoU

Permanent Secretary Mr. Jari Gustafsson, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland and Permanent Secretary Associate Professor Dr. Soranit Siltharm, Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand witnessed on 13 December 2018 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Business Finland (BF) and National Innovation Agency of Thailand (NIA). Business Finland (BF),…

Sustainability city rankings: Nordics in front, Bangkok best in South East Asia

Nordic cities make up the overall top 5 in destination sustainability rankings, while the capital of Thailand ranks number five in Asia. The so-called Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) ranks cities by measuring and comparing the social and environmental sustainability strategies and policies. For 2019, the top five cities with the highest overall scores are:…

Neste significantly increases Singapore renewable production

Neste Corporation, the Finnish provider or sustainable solutions for transport, business, and consumer needs, has announced the strengthening of its global leading position in renewable products with a major investment in Singapore. Neste will investment in additional renewable products production capacity there. The decision is based on a growing global market demand for low-carbon solutions…

34th Joint Business Council Taiwan-Sweden

34th Joint Business Council Between Taiwan and Sweden was held in Taipei on 20 November – this year focusing on Smart Cities and Sustainable Societies. Over 200 participants and a delegation of 9 leading Swedish companies within ICT and Smart Cities, Renewable Energy and Environment as well as Healthcare and Medtech attended, reported Vlad Månsson…

Nordics held Sustainability Luncheon in Singapore

Together with their Nordic Chamber friends Norwegian Business Association (Singapore), DABS – Danish Business Association of Singapore and FBC Singapore, a Nordic Ambassadors’ Sustainability Luncheon was organized on 11 December, reports the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. “Thank you to the Nordic Ambassadors Niclas Kvarnstrom, Dorte Bech Vizard, Anita N. and Paula Parviainen, for sharing how…