Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh is a freelance journalist based in Johannesburg. He writes about the environment, energy and the green economy as well as politics and society for British publications, including Environmental Finance, the New Statesman and The New European.
Africa tackles the challenge of reversing deforestation

Africa tackles the challenge of reversing deforestation

The scale of deforestation in Africa is both unprecedented and increasing. According to a report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the continent lost 3.94 million hectares of forest area each year between 2010 and 2020, compared with 3.4 million...

After COVID it’s time for Africa’s green revolution

After COVID it’s time for Africa’s green revolution

The continent is looking to put the green agenda at the heart of its COVID-19 economic recovery, with the proposal of the African Green Stimulus Programme (AGSP) to catalyse the recovery of key sectors hardest hit by the pandemic. “The programme aims to mobilise...

Between a rock and a hard place

Between a rock and a hard place

The Sahel: Africa’s Great Green Wall The African Union’s ambitious plans to revitalise the Sahel region face daunting challenges, including financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic It is a project that doesn't lack ambition. The African Union's Great Green Wall...

A legacy of bloodshed and corruption

A legacy of bloodshed and corruption

The arms industry: fuelling conflict The world’s biggest arms fair, which turned 20 in 2019, is lauded as a ‘fantastic showcase’ by its British hosts, but critics strongly disagree  The Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), which boasts of being the...

Switching on one step at a time

Switching on one step at a time

SDG 7: affordable and clean energy Africa is making progress with efforts to provide people with electricity, but much more needs to be done to advance the use of cleaner cooking By Joe Walsh As a whole, Africa has struggled to make serious progress towards...

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Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh is a freelance journalist based in Johannesburg. He writes about the environment, energy and the green economy as well as politics and society for British publications, including Environmental Finance, the New Statesman and The New European.
A legacy of bloodshed and corruption

A legacy of bloodshed and corruption

The arms industry: fuelling conflict The world’s biggest arms fair, which turned 20 in 2019, is lauded as a ‘fantastic showcase’ by its British hosts, but critics strongly disagree  The Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), which boasts of being the...

Switching on one step at a time

Switching on one step at a time

SDG 7: affordable and clean energy Africa is making progress with efforts to provide people with electricity, but much more needs to be done to advance the use of cleaner cooking By Joe Walsh As a whole, Africa has struggled to make serious progress towards...