The Green New Deal: will Brown bite?

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Larry Elliot has written in the Guardian:

Earlier in the summer the New Economics Foundation put out a pamphlet calling for a Green New Deal. This called not just for tougher controls of the global financial system but for large-scale investment in renewable energy and wider environmental transformation that would create a new army of green-collar workers. The UN has latched on to the idea and will call next week for redirection of investment away from speculation and into programmes that foster natural environment. Gordon Brown is calling for a Bretton Woods II to reshape the global institutions in a post-bubble world; a Green New Deal should be the starting point for discussions.

Will Brown bite?

Disclosure: I am a member of the Green New Deal Group