Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

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…

Indonesia forestry report published

Indonesia recently published a report on ‘The State of Indonesia’s Forests 2018‘ with Minister of Environment and Forestry, Ibu Siti Nurbaya, in lead, reports the Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia. “Deforestation remains a major concern, and public initiatives such as community managed forests are being prioritised to promote sustainable forest management. Denmark is working closely with…

EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue 2018 invitation

On 25 October 2018 the 8th EU – Indonesia Business Dialogue (EIBD) will take place – a forum of private business and government representatives. Business communities and business leaders are invited to take an active part in a constructive dialogue with Indonesian and the EU representatives. It was first launched back in 2009 in Brussels…

Danfoss experiences significant growth in China

Danfoss has announced their first half-year financial statement of 2018 and the growth in China is especially high. Judging from the Danish company Danfoss’ financial statement is China looking for climate-friendly solutions. In the first half of 2018 Danfoss has experienced progress, particularly in China where they have had a significant growth. The growth in…