UN climate talks hit by bullying and harassment allegations

Female delegates at UN climate talks allege they were bullied, abused and sexually harassed by male negotiators, casting a deeper shadow over this year’s COP28 summit.

One female negotiator from a G20 country said there was a “culture problem” when it came to the UN conferences, arguing they were marred by “a lot of toxic alpha male behaviour”.

“It is very aggressive,” she added. “Men behave worse when they are at these conferences. It is like the wild wild west.”