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Travel Finland invites to visit Rovaniemi … virtually

Rovaniemi is an urban capital of Lapland on the Arctic Circle. Rovaniemi is also Santa Claus’s hometown in Finland. This autumn Visit Rovaniemi and virtual reality studio Zoan have created a unique experience that offers an alternative way of visiting Santa in virtual reality. Meeting Santa Claus will now be possible without traveling to Rovaniemi.…

Denmark helps Myanmar reform labour market

Denmark announced on 28 September 2020 that they are helping Myanmar to meet international business standards and attract trade and investments from Europe through support to the government’s efforts to reform the labour market. In the video interview, you can hear from the Sector Counsellor, Ms Nanna Sars, how Denmark is providing training for labour…

Carbon neutral by 2030: KONE sets ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target

The Finnish KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, announced on 29 September that it has set science-based targets for significant reductions in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the year 2030. KONE’s targets are the most ambitious in the industry and have been validated against the latest climate science by…

Novo Nordisk launches ‘Circular for Zero’ Campaign

Novo Nordisk announced on 21 September 2020 an ambitious target to ensure that all its direct suppliers will by 2030 supply the company based on 100% renewable power. Novo Nordisk will work with all existing and new suppliers to meet this target. The plan will be presented in connection with Climate Week NYC hosted this…

Doerscircle: new platform and solutions for self-employed – entrepreneurs, freelancers

At last, a new start-up that delivers 360-degree solutions and solves the pain points of freelancers and the self-employed – a group of people that Doerscircle call Independent Doers. Danish Helle Priess is the brainchild behind this highly relevant concept. ‘What took this so long?’ was my first thought when I came across the Doerscircle…

Finland announced latest travel restrictions, effective on 28 Sept

On 24 September, the Government of Finland adopted a decision on restrictions on entry into the country, which will enter into force on 28 September. For all other non-Schengen countries restrictions on entry allow only return traffic to Finland and other EU and Schengen countries, transit traffic at Helsinki Airport and other essential traffic. In…

Denmark supports Climate Change Adaption Programme in Myanmar coastal communities

The Danish Embassy in Myanmar updated on 23 September 2020 information about their activity in restoring Mangrove forests. The project helps preserve biodiversity in coastal zones and protect the coastline from extreme weather conditions. Even though the forests have major benefits for the local coastal communities, they have rapidly been deforested over the last 20…

Norwegian Nova establishes itself in Singapore and South East Asia

The Norwegian Nova Systems and the International Society of Automation (ISA) are pleased to announce a partnership to deliver ISA/IEC 62443 cybersecurity training and certification in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards, endorsed by the United Nations, is the world’s only consensus-based series of industrial cybersecurity standards. Developed…

Denmark donated reusable masks to Internally Displaced Persons camps in Rakhine state

Since the first local transmission of COVID-19 started a few weeks ago in Rakhine State, the number of infections has been rapidly increasing. Vulnerable groups such as internally displaced persons are at a high risk of being infected and suffering loss of livelihoods. On 25th August, Denmark has donated 20,000 adult-size cloth face masks and…

Oslo Innovation Week will be on an online platform this year

Oslo Innovation Week is Norway’s largest gathering of innovative minds, where we showcase, share, and discuss sustainable solutions and business development. This year we invite you to explore these issues from the comfort of your own home. Oslo Innovation Week 2020 is happening from 21-25 September 2020. For more information on the program and registration,…