Latest Scandinavian Indonesia News

Denmark co-organised Indonesia Circular Economy Forum

On June 28-30 Embassy of Denmark in Jakarta together with Greeneration Foundation organised the multidisciplinary event ‘2nd Indonesia Circular Economy Forum 2018’, in Surabaya, Indonesia. With the help from Blue Economy Foundation, Indonesia Global Compact Network and Yayasan Pengembangan Produksi Bersih Nasional, the forum allowed attendants to gain new knowledge and to share experiences in…

Finland, Indonesia strengthens cooperation

Finland and Indonesia has agreed to strengthen cooperation on several areas including education and renewable energy. Indonesia also criticized the EUs ban on palm oil.  On Monday the 18th of June the Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs Timo Soini met with the Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi to discuss the two country’s trade and bilateral relations. “Indonesia…

Development on fighting the plastic waste

No one could have failed to notice the alarming situation regarding, in particular, plastic litter in the oceans and that many initiatives are now being announced and legislation strengthened. This is paired with an increasing flow of alarming stories how wildlife connected to seas are suffering. As stated by the European Commission (EC), across the…

Denmark, Indonesia to co-op plastic waste management

Denmark and Indonesia is sharing the best practices for handling plastic waste. “Indonesia may be inspired and adopt a number of best practices for waste management,” the Danish Ambassador said.Indonesia ranks as the second worst country in the world when it comes to managing plastic waste, only overtaken by China. And it shows. Beaches filled…

Denmark enhances green energy co-op with SE Asia

Denmark has strenghtened the pursuit towards green energy with three Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, China and Vietnam. On May 16th, The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) revealed plans to enhance coorporation and form partnerships with 12 countries worldwide on the occasion of the Clean Energy Ministrial (CEM9). The coorporation aims to support the Paris-agreement efforts…

Chokladbollens Dag – a story on true passion for Swedish chocolate balls

Today is a very special day for Swedes or really just every chocolate loving person out there. In Sweden, they have dedicated May 11th to chocolate balls – “Chokladbollens Dag”. For one especially chocolate craving person, Alaine Handa, the search of making the best chokladbollar has almost become an obsession during the last five years.…

Sustainable urban planning Nordic Java, Indonesia road show

During a few days in April the four Nordic embassies was on the road on Java Island to promote Nordic solutions on mobility, visiting Bandung, Jakarta, Surabaya and Yogyakarta. With rapid development follows challenges, not least when it comes to mobility. Being able to transport people in an efficient and environmental friendly way is crucial…

Danish Ambassor Kristensen visited Bali

From the renewable energy implementation in Denmark to Paris Agreement and climate change issues, more than one hundred and twenty students were very keen on learning more about those topics during Danish Ambassador Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen’s visit to Udayana University in Denpasar, Bali, on 19 March. The Ambassador met with Vice Rector Prof Ida Bagus…

Nordic Indonesian embassies visited Papua

In March 2018 the embassies of Sweden, Finland and Denmark visited the easternmost province of Indonesia: Papua. The visit was a part of the embassies’ on-going efforts to visit various regions of Indonesia to deepen the understanding of and knowledge about Indonesia. A visit to Papua is of interest as the current administration has placed…

Denmark and UNDP’s support to restorative justice, Indonesia

On 17 April, the Danish Ambassador Rasmus Kristensen together with UNDP Country Director Christopher Bahuet visited the Juvenile Rehabilitation Center (LPKA) in Palembang. LPKA is applying cutting-edge approaches to restorative justice and has effectively won a national award for the best Rehabilitation Centre, writes the Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia. The UNDP project ‘Improving Restorative…