Vietnam’s aim of becoming net-zero still a long way off as foreign investors battle bureaucracy and lack of incentives.
Van Nguyen is a journalist based in Hanoi who has been writing feature stories about climate change, energy transition and sustainable development. She also shoots and edits video packages. Her work is a combination of real issues, in-depth features and lifestyle videos reflecting all aspects of local life in Vietnam. She is a fellow of the 2021 Mekong Data Journalism Fellowship and a member of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network.
As dawn breaks on the serene lake of Bình Thiên in An Giang Province, fisherman Đặng Hữu Đức instructs his 17-year-old son to cast a net into the clear water of the largest freshwater lake in Việt Nam’s Mekong Delta. To his son’s disappointment, when the net is hauled back it doesn’t contain many fish, unlike during Đức’s […]