Category: International relations

Danish Velux to confront its historic carbon emissions through forest conservation in Myanmar

The Danish window company Velux is, with help of The Worldwide Fund for Nature in Denmark (WWF), paying back the carbon emitted since the company’s start in 1941 through forest conservation projects in places like Myanmar. Velux is one of the world’s premier skylight makers with an extensive market in the US and a company…

Old case made public: Finland denies China’s research airbase bid

Two years ago China wanted to buy an airport in northern Finland, saying it was for climate research at the North Pole. But Finland’s Defense Ministry rejected the offer over security reasons. The matter is now only being made public, reports Euractiv. In 2018, China’s state-funded Polar Research Institute offered to buy or lease the…

Sweden Embassy Bangkok Women’s Empowerment Photo Challenge finalist revealed

The Sweden Embassy Bangkok released the finalist of Women’s Empowerment Photo Challenge Vdo clip before announcement for the winner on 8 march 2021, their statement says: We were overwhelmed by the response to and creativity shown in our photo challenge. In total we received more than 80 entries and the jury had a hard time…

Norway’s Wealth Fund puts Japanese brewery maker on watch for Myanmar ties

Kirin Holdings Ltd has been put under observation by Norway’s sovereign wealth fund due to concerns regarding the Japanese brewery maker’s contribution to serious violations of human rights. According to a recent statement from Norges Bank Investment Management – the fund’s official name – The Council on Ethics has recommended placing the company under observation…

Join online International Teacher Meet up on 6 March and get to know Finnish Education System

What are the best practices for teaching techniques from Finland? Hear more from the Finnish Curriculum Education Philosophy in Rainbow Trout Creativity International School from Phuket on this coming Saturday 6th March, LIVE Streaming at 10 AM on Worlddidac Facebook page International Teacher Meet Up No.3 Date Sat, 6 March 2021 Time: 10.00-12.00 hrs Topic:…

FinnCham Sustainability Week’s next post is officially started 

In the spirit of the sustainability week, FinnCham chose randomly couple of members from Invest Hong Kong, Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macao to visit and surprise them with sustainable products from METTÄ Nordic METTÄ is born out of our desire to share the pure, pristine and exciting flavours of Nordic forests…

Europe hopes to see rising numbers of Chinese Winter Sports tourists due to 2022 Winter Olympics

Tourist destinations in Europe are confident that the strong growth of China’s winter sports industry will benefit their economies. They believe that the nation’s rising interest in such sports, fueled by staging the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, is especially significant for the recovery of international winter tourism. Ice and snow sports in China…

Sweden and UN Global Goals 2030 invites to International Female Song Writer Day

The Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi encourages more females to become more visible on the global hit lists. The announcement says: It’s time to achieve greater financial equality. It’s time to manifest the female power behind many good songs. It’s time to connect and encourage female writers globally! Join with others to make a difference…

Lifestyle Inquirer: Swedish and Finnish Ambassadors special connection to the Philippines

The ambassadors of Sweden and Finland both share a common love for the Philippines, but for different reasons. As of 12th in a series, Lifestyle Inquirer magazine highlights the different connections the ambassadors have to the Philippines. Harald Fries, Ambassador of Sweden in the Philippines Harald Fries, Ambassador of Sweden in the Philippines is no…