Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Vietnamese Prime Minister visits Denmark, Royal Banquet

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Spouse has been to Denmark on an official visit during 19 – 20 October. The Vietnamese Government chief was accompanied by Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, Deputy Foreign…

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Philippines 2018

NordCham Philippiness held the the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon ‘Sustainability through World-leading Cleantech Innovation’ at Fairmont Makati on 3 October. The event brought together the four Nordic Ambassadors and industry leading companies to discuss cleantech innovation with a particular focus on goal 7 and 13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affordable and clean…

Danish PPP investment round table held in Vietnam

A round table discussion on a blended finance model solution for a public private partnership investment within the water sector in Vietnam took place on 9 Ocober under the co-organisation of the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam, Grundfos, the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), Vietnam Water Supply and Sewage Association (VWSA) and Asia Society…

Nordics joined World Cleanup Day Jakarta

At the annual World Cleanup Day 2018 in September, taking place simultaneously in a number of places around the world, the Embassy of Finland in Jakarta joined in. Together with their Nordic colleagues and Raffles Jakarta, the Finnish embassy joined this important initiative to raise awareness of the global waste problem. “Everybody can contribute to…

Swedish food swapping app launched in Singapore

Swedish Electrolux has launched a campaign called Social Food Swap. It includes an app which encourages the community in Singapore to swap food items. The campaign encourages households in Singapore to swap 200 grams of food each week. In that way, Electrolux claims that 10.000 tonnes of wasted food can be saved in a year.…

Norwegian vessel arrived at final stop in Thailand

The Norwegian research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen arrived at its final destination in Phuket, Thailand on 29 September. Phuket is the final stop on the vessel’s 2018 Africa-Asia tour, and its arrival was marked by a port call event. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tor Haug was present at the event together with representatives from the Thai…

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…