The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden share a common belief in a more sustainable future, with collaboration and knowledge sharing as the cornerstones to create more sustainable, environmentally and people-friendly cities. The Nordic capitals Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm are among the most liveable cities in the world and are characterised by their high quality of life combined with innovative and environmentally-friendly solutions.
The Nordic embassies in Indonesia of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden have organised the first joint Nordic Roadshow in Indonesia, with stops in Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Bandung and Jakarta in 21st-26th April 2018. During the roadshow, the Nordic Embassies, together with experts from across government, business and academia, engaged with Indonesia’s stakeholders and discussed common challenges within the development of cities from a holistic urban living perspective and shared experiences and solutions throughout the day in each city.
"The Nordic countries are ready to support Indonesia on sustainable urbanisation through the transfer of solutions, knowledge and experiences", - Ambassador of Denmark, Mr Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen.
Participants presented Nordic solutions within four areas within education and opportunities, energy and environment, city planning and mobility and engaged in high-level discussions on Indonesia’s future with the intention that Nordic-Indonesian collaboration can help to create a stronger, better and more sustainable Indonesia for the future generations.
Neeblabh Singh, Partner at Quercus Group, shared his extensive experience and knowledge within energy and waste management in Denmark, to give Indonesian stakeholders a flavour of what is happening in Denmark at a policy and project level. Indonesia is embarking on a mission to improve its environment and is focusing on technology, innovation and citizen engagement. They are looking at implementing waste to energy, mobility and smart city solutions among other projects.
The roadshow aims to introduce Nordic innovation and solutions within the energy sector, urban planning and mobility as well as in education, to achieve more liveable cities and to further enhance cooperation between Nordics and Indonesian businesses, governments and universities.