DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Vietnam made a big splash at COP28 by announcing details of a $15.5 billion, G7-backed plan to shutter its coal industry — but British diplomats worry that Hanoi is not fully on board, according to briefing notes seen by POLITICO.

The plan drew praise at an event on December 1 alongside the opening of the U.N. climate conference in Dubai, where Vietnamese Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính joined European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and U.K. Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho in heralding the release of a detailed blueprint for spending the cash promised by a group of wealthy nations. 

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