Tag: COP26

2021 in Review: an Interview with Abbey Petkar on Climate, COVID and Compassion

As we shake off the dust from 2021 and dig in for what the next year has in store, we sit down with Abbey Petkar, Managing Director of Magenta Security, to reflect on the ups, downs and lessons learned from running a security company during yet another historic year.   Looking back on 2021, how would you summarise Magenta Security’s year in business? It’s been a busy year and a difficult year due to COVID, but it hasn’t stopped us […]

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COVID, Climate and Christmas – Wrapping Up a Challenging Year

Security companies are used being prepared. Risk mitigation is, after all, most of what we do. But nothing could have prepared us for 2021 – not even 2020. For all its challenges, the year did provide some silver linings, including (fingers crossed) a green light for a somewhat normal Christmas. The worst of the pandemic should be behind us We may not be free of the pandemic yet but, thankfully, the vaccine rollout has dramatically reduced the severity of COVID-19 […]

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Climate Protests: Security Threat or Necessary Pressure?

Disruptive climate protests are, by design, controversial. Disruptive action grabs headlines and spreads a message but public sympathy dries up when ordinary people are inconvenienced. Meanwhile, protestors don’t seem to care about the lack of public support or legal consequences – history, they believe, will prove them right. This is all fairly ordinary for a protest movement, though what is not ordinary about current disruptive climate protests, such as Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain, is the even representation across age […]

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Three Environment and Climate Successes that We Must Learn From

At Magenta Security, we see it as our responsibility to raise awareness of the dangers of climate change and what action businesses can take to help in the fight for our climate. But we know that all fear and no hope can be paralysing, so we collected three historic examples where people took action to protect the environment, the climate and make human life safer. The Thames was thick with toxic pollution – so we built sewers In the summer […]

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COP26: We Won’t Save the Planet if We Wait for Government Action

As the world watches COP26, it’s clear that the opportunity to “build back better” following the pandemic was wasted. Despite lockdown measures resulting in a drop in worldwide CO2 emissions of 5.6% in 2020, the year still saw a record rise in the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Much of this increase was caused by methane released from ecosystems disrupted by too much or too little rainfall. Even rainforests, the “lungs of the Earth”, are now emitting greenhouse […]

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