In December, the City of Gothenburg handed over to Peru 51 well-preserved textiles from the more than 2 000-year-old Paracas textile collection. The textiles, purchased by Sweden’s Honorary Consul in Lima Sven Karell from the Nazca and Paracas cultures, were brought to Sweden in 1935.
“It feels wonderful to return them to Peru,” says Gunilla Bökmark, the City of Gothenburg’s Director of International Relations.

In Lima, as in many cities around the world, public transport is often neither environmentally friendly nor practical. Car use is increasing and air quality worsening. But one progressive district in the Peruvian capital is making vigorous efforts to make its streets climate-smart.

De senaste åren har de globala klimatförhandlingarna kretsat kring att få fram en ny internationell överenskommelse som ska ersätta Kyotoprotokollet. Det nya avtalet ska vara klart 2015 och träda i kraft 2020. En svensk delegation befinner sig sedan två veckor tillbaka i Lima på det sista stora förhandlingsmötet innan den stora konferensen i Paris nästa år.