Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Singaporean, Danish universities entered partnerships helped by Danish Ministry of Business

With the visit of the Danish Minister of Business, last week, new partnerships entered between Danish and Singaporean universities focusing on Clean Technology and Board Leadership. ”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Looking at the encouragingly green collared signs plastered around the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, it’s obvious that sustainability is a major thing around here. When…

Danish Business Minister signed big fintech, maritime sector deals with Singapore

Bilateral partnerships signed between two countries that are much alike in many areas. Danish companies thrilled about new possibilities in Singapore. Last week, the Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Rasmus Jarlov, visited Singapore, making comprehensive bilateral deals between the two countries in the maritime innovation sector and in the fintech sectors. Two…

Nordic embassies collect garbage in the streets of Bangkok

The Danish and Finnish embassy took part in Clean Up Bangkok–event by collecting garbage in Bangkok. Staff from the Danish and Finnish embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, picked up plastic bottles, cigarette stubs and other sorts of trash in the streets on the annual event Clean Up Bangkok on Saturday 15 September. Among others, Danish Ambassador…

Sweden and the UN will beat plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Sweden and UN Environment announces project that aims to ensure that less plastic leaks through waste management systems. Sweden, United Nations Environment (UN Environment) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) on 10 September announced a project to combat marine litter and plastic pollution in Southeast Asia over the coming four…

Thai-Swedish sustainability seminar held with Ocean ambassador, BillerudKorsnäs

On 6 September the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, at its first networking after the summer break, hosted a ‘special’, with Swedish Ambassador for the Ocean, Ms. Helen Ågren as guest of honour and speaker (accompanied by Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand Mr Staffan Herrström). With sustainability and ‘Beat plastic pollution for a cleaner Ocean’ as theme…

Agreement between EU and the Pacific region to promote sound ocean governance

An agreement to promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region was signed on 5 September. A landmark agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific-Community-SPC, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South…

New Swedish campaign in Singapore aims to reduce use of plastics

SwedCham’s Sustainability Committee has initiated a new campaign to aid Singapore’s transformation to become a more environmentally sustainable society. First event of the campaign will take place on 1-2 September at IKEA. The new campaign #tripleRhero will create a movement to improve waste management in Singapore and to promote initiatives related to the three R’s;…

Sweden at Sustainable Living and Innovation Caucus Malaysia

The first ever SLIC (Sustainable Living and Innovation Caucus) event was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during 7 – 8 August 2018, with Volvo Trucks’ representative among its speakers. Mitch Peden, the new Managing Director for Volvo Malaysia Sdn Bhd shared with the crowd the initiatives undertaken by the Group to ensure a safer, more…

End of Danish supported Renewable Energy Week in Vietnam

Renewable Energy Week 2018 in Vietnam ended with a run with participation from the Danish Embassy. Touch Green Energy, a run to encourage a healthy lifestyle and the increased use of sustainable energy sources, wrapped up the Renewable Energy Week 2018 on Sunday 26 August in Hanoi. The run was one of five main activities…

Clean Energy Investor Workshop took place in Bangkok

EEP Mekong project developers, funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, met interested investors at the Clean Energy Investor Workshop on 21 August. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland funds The Energy and Environment Partnership with the Mekong Region (EEP Mekong) and on 21 August developers from the partnership could find interested…