Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Rooftop PV solar sector example of Nordic-Vietnam business success

Scandinavian investment taps into Vietnam’s booming solar power market Thomas Jakobsen, based in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) since 2005, is Managing Director of Indochina Energy Partners (IEP), an entity focused on renewable energy in Southeast Asia’s emerging countries. Singapore-registered IEP is currently focusing on rolling out rooftop solar projects in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.…

Student wants ladybirds to turn China organic

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While Danish people send ladybirds to heaven so they can ask God for good weather, a Chinese PhD student at University of Copenhagen is now asking them to eat all the greenflies. It is supposed to advance organic production in China, Globalnyt writes. “I specialise in biological control. Simply put, it is the act of…

Singapore Climate Rally inspired by Swedish activist

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Since Swedish Greta Thunberg called for more ambitious climate action in Sweden by skipping school last year, many have felt inspired by the teen. Among them, a group of about 15 Singaporean activists who are now organising a climate rally on 21 September 2019 in Hong Lim Park in Singapore according to the Singaporean news…

Swedish investors to support island in sustainability project

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93 million. That’s how many straws Indonesians sucks their way through each day. And of the 9,8 billion plastic bags they use every year, almost 95 percent end up as waste. In Western Indonesia the North Sumatra Provincial Government has therefore decided that it’s time to cope with large amounts of plastic waste, and one…

Scania supports sustainability program at Penang school

Scania Malaysia nurtures future leaders in sustainability with support to Penang school’s “No-Single-Use-Plastic” Programme Scania Malaysia distributed on Wednesday 31 July 2019 reusable lunch boxes and water bottles to students, teachers and staff of Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Keramat in Penang, Malaysia in support of the school’s No-Single-Use-Plastic Campaign. “Reducing the usage of single use plastic…

Danish App helps fight illegal logging in Cambodia

Cambodia has seen a 23 percent decrease in tree cover since 2000 according to Global Forest Watch. As part of this, the country lost almost half of its dense old-growth forests: 3 million hectares, an area the size of Denmark. More than half of Cambodia is now non-forested. Against this backdrop, two NGOs, a Danish university and Cambodian…

Tetra Pak Signs MOU to Promote School Milk Carton Recycling

Tetra Pak, the leading Swedish packaging solutions company, signed on 4 July 2019 a Memorandum of Understanding with the key partners of the Bangkok School Milk Carton Recycling Project. The project is initiated by Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand – originally established by Denmark – in collaboration with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Fiberpat Limited (recycling…

Norwegian Scatec Solar delivers third solar power plant in Malaysia

Norwegian solar integrator Scatec Solar and partners have grid connected its third solar power plant in Malaysia, the 66 MW (DC) Merchang plant. The company now has a total of 197 MW in operation in Malaysia. “We are pleased to have reached another important milestone together with our partners in Malaysia. This also marks the…

Norwegian DNV GL to help Singapore with floating solar power project

Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB), has contracted Norwegian technical consultancy DNV GL to help with its 50 MW floating solar PV project at the Tengeh Reservoir in the island nation’s northwest region. DNV GL’s job is to be the technical advisor for project which, upon completion, will be one of the largest single floating solar…

Denmark’s BioMar worked with Chinese firm to supply sustainable fish feed

Denmark’s BioMar, fish feed manufacturing company, signed an agreement with Minze Long Yang Xi, China’s largest trout farmer to supply high performance fish feed with almost half the environmental footprint compared to local Chinese feed. According to an announcement on BioMar’s website, the signing ceremony was held at the presence of BioMar’ representatives and a…