Sylvia Rowley is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker who covers environmental issues, health and social affairs. She is currently producing and directing short films for Al Jazeera English's global environmental series Earthrise.
As a print journalist Sylvia writes features, investigations and news for outlets such as the Guardian, The New York Times, Al Jazeera and New Internationalist.
The charcoal trade is estimated to be worth $12bn a year in sub-Saharan Africa alone by 2030. This story explores the makers, users, dealers and smugglers involved in this booming trade, which causes serious harm to people and planet.