Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Danish funding for wastewater treatment in Myanmar

Danish Ambassador to Myanmar John Nielsen inaugurated Win Agro-Livestock Co., Ltd.’s (Walco) new wastewater treatment plant on 29 November 2018. The plant is co-financed by the Danish Responsible Business Fund (RBF). With support from RBF, Walco is now one of the few small and medium enterprises in Myanmar compliant with wastewater regulations, according to the…

Danish Week about liveable cities in Vietnam

“Danish Week – Sustainable and Liveable Cities” is a week-long event in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City that started on 27 November. The event consists of seminars, masterclasses as well as tours of urban development areas and architectural projects and development activities co-hosted by the Danish Embassy, Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction, the National University…

Sweden’s Thailand Ambassador visited Krabi

On 16 November Ambassador Staffan Herrström made an official visit to Krabi Province, meeting with the Governor, H.E. Pol Lt-Colonel ML Kitibodhi Prawit, to discuss issues of mutual interest and explore areas of enhanced cooperation. Discussions focused on the two countries’ remarkable people-to-people relations, tourism, tourist safety, as well as common environmental challenges such as…

Sino-Swedish Innovation for Sustainable Development seminar

On the occasion of the visit to Sweden by China Federation of Industry Economics, Business Sweden and Sweden-China Trade Council invite to a seminar on ‘Innovation for Sustainable Development – from Make to Create’. Mr Li Yizhong, Chairman of China Federation of Industry Economics, CFIE, and former Minister of Industry and Information Technology, heads a…

Danish-Vietnamese rooftop composting initiative

The Danish embassy in October reported that the Denmark – Vietnam Alumni Network had successfully maximized the green rooftop of Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) with its Rooftop Composting Project. Built on the principle of circular economy, the project aims to reduce waste by recycling it in new ways while making cities…

Swedish embassy in Singapore beach cleanup

On 27 October the Embassy of Sweden, Singapore participated in a beach cleanup activity at the Changi Coastal Walk organized by the EU delegation in Singapore under the headline ‘Together for the Ocean’. The aim of this activity was to signal the importance that the EU and its member states attach to the fight against…

Electric car Polestar’s new headquarters in Sweden

Polestar, the new electric performance brand from the Volvo Car Group, inaugurated its new global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Strategically located on the Volvo Car Group campus, the new building and working environment supports cross-functional collaboration throughout Polestar and further strengthens cooperation between the Polestar brand and its parent company. The new headquarters building, which…

Danish funding supports food safety at Burmese company

Thanks to Danish funding, Hornbill Coffee in southern Chin State, Myanmar, has vastly improved its food safety standards. The funding has made it possible to get a new solar dryer, that will eliminate the coffee cherries’ exposure to microbes, contamination from animal discharge and exposure to harmful toxins commonly found in traditional drying methods. A…

Nordic China Smart City Conference

On 13-15 November the Nordic China Smart City Conference takes place at Stockholmsmässan in Sweden. The theme is: ’Combining China’s new model for growth and the Nordic’s Eco Governance’. This is the third in the series of highly successful conferences focusing on the Nordic opportunities within the fast-growing Chinese urban development market. Its aim is…

Nordic Night in Jakarta: embassies celebrated joint National Day 2018

The Embassies of the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden jointly celebrated their National days for the fourth consecutive year on Thursday 18 October in Jakarta – this time in an evening atmosphere. The Nordic countries are on the forefront of renewable energy, sustainable waste management, Co2-neutral transportation and green cities. With this in…