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Swedish ambassador met with Mayor of Cuezon

The Swedish Ambassador to Philippines, H.E. Harald Fries paid a courtesy call to Mayor Joy Belmonte of Quezon City Government on 20th December 2019. The meeting was to discussed common priorities such as environmental sustainability, business development, and human rights as well as potential areas of collaboration like urban mass transportation and women empowerment.  

Singapore company leases new environmentally friendly aircrafts to Braathens Regional Airways

Singapore aircraft leasing company, Avation has taken out a green loan from Deutsche Bank to finance its purchase of an ATR 72-600 plane. Aviation will then lease it out to the Norwegian owned Swedish’s airline, Braathens Regional Airways (BRA), Mr Jeff Chatfield, Avation executive chairman told Business Times on 19th December 2019. The plane is…

Danish Embassy puts food waste on the menu with delicious leftovers

On Tuesday 17 December, the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok organised an event featuring how to successfully utilise leftover food. The event was held at The Bangkok Screening Room in corporation with Scholars of Sustenance and The Sukhothai Bangkok hotel. The event formed a green circle with a minimum of waste and a maximum of…

Finland signed MOU to build carbon neutral municipalities in Vietnam

Finnish Ministry of the Environment’s Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Institute of Natural Resources and Environment Training on the building of carbon neutral municipalities (HINKU) and held a consultation seminar on the project, in Hanoi on 16th December 2019 Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam said at…

Volvo refinance SEK5 billion to Swedish investors

Swedish origin Volvo Cars, owned by China’s Geely Holding announced in a statement on 16th December 2019, that they had issued SEK5 billion worth of convertible preference shares to a group of Swedish institutional investors, comprising Swedish pension fund AMF and Swedish insurance and pension savings group Folksam. “Today’s announcement represents a significant, continued endorsement…

Finnish ambassador discussed possibilities in green development with Vietnam

Secretary of the party committee, Mr. Lu Van Hung hosted a reception with the Finnish ambassador to Vietnam, to discuss possibilities of cooperation from Finnish firms in socio-economic development planning, e-government building, smart city, and green and renewable energy developing, on 11 December 2019. According to Vietnamese press reports, Mr. Hung said that the province…

Norway contributes US$ 3mil to reduce ASEAN region plastic waste

The Government of Norway launched the ASEAN-Norway Cooperation Project on Local Capacity Building for Reducing Plastic Pollution in the ASEAN Region (ASEANO) in Jakarta on 9th December 2019. “Norway is proud to launch this project with ASEAN in combating marine litter and micro plastics,” said Ambassador of Norway to ASEAN, Morten Høglund. “Healthy oceans are…

Copenhagen FinTech aims at more continuous presence in Singapore

The largest ever Fintech delegation from Denmark visited Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) in November, comprising a total of 30 companies and 60+ people, exhibiting in the dedicated Danish booth area. At SFF, the world’s largest Fintech event, Denmark’s Ambassador Dorte Bech Vizard cut the ribbon, assisted by Copenhagen Fintech Association’s CEO Thomas Krogh Jensen. Copenhagen…

Can the Cement Industry Help Reduce Marine Plastic Waste?

Research at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) suggests that using plastic waste as a fuel additive in the cement industry can help with a substantial reduction in marine plastic pollution in Thailand. Instead of converting plastic into electricity, AIT researchers estimated the potential of converting plastic into heat. While the efficiency of converting plastic…

Smart city Bangkok symposium successful in bringing experts to share ideas

The TSCC Smart Cities Symposium: Connectivity and Mobility organised by Thai- Swedish Chamber of Commerce took place at the Landmark hotel on 26th November. The event was focusing on possibilities and solutions of the global movements regarding climate change and growing number of populations and how to improve living quality.There were overall 120 participants from…