Sigurd Jordes samleside for foto fra familie og arbeid. // Sigurd Jordes galleries of private and professional photography
Ibu Dewa lives only 100 meters from Kitadins coal mine on East Kalimantan (Borneo) in Indonesia.
Walhi environmental activists and local indigenous populations are watched by police when sharing stories of coal mining in Central Kalimantan
Coal seams lies only meters below farm land on Borneo
Untreated waste water from mining, which is rich in heavy metals, runs freely down to rice paddies.
Misran lives some 100 meters from this former mine pit.
Misran shows his corresponacne with mining giant Adaro, which is planning an expansion on his land.
Every 10 minutes a coal barge passes down the Mahakam river in Samarinda.
Coal polutes local beaches
Small restaurant in Santan, north of Samarinda.
Santan, East Kalimantan
Girl with yellow snake
Girl with yellow snake.
Old town Jakarta
Railway bridge in Jakarta Kota.
A man cleaning the black Kali Krukut.
Night traffic in Jakarta
Norwegian banks were among investors in Indonesias booming coal mining sector. In 2013 I went to investigate how coal mining affects local communities, in addition to contributing to climate change.