Valentin Abend
Architect, University Teacher and Climate Organiser

Polluters are individuals, groups, and companies who participate in linear waste and harm towards living systems. extraction. They form any link in the take–make–waste line, hurting other people and the planet in the process.

Consider waste as any object, material or element that cannot feed back into a regenerative cycle. Examples include ocean plastics and human-caused greenhouse gases. Polluting can be done consciously or unconsciously.

The polluters that have contributed the most to the climate crisis act consciously, extracting fossil fuels to feed illusory models of infinite economic growth despite finite resources. They incite environmental injustice and forced migration.

While the climate justice movement threatens the power they cling to, they play with smoke and mirrors to mask their true intentions. Polluters stand on foundations built by banks, branding firms, government subsidies and endowments.

Pamela EA Polluters

A coalition of UK based climate action groups perform a money-hungry oil-bathed business meting to shed light on the net zero lies of oil giant BP in front of their St James's Square building during their 2021 Annual General Meeting. London, England, 2021.
Photography By Pamela EA