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(Reuters) – Solving the climate crisis by boosting investments in new technologies will be at the center of the Biden administration’s job creation agenda, the incoming top White House economic adviser said on Wednesday. “I think what you’re going to see in the president-elect’s rescue and recovery strategy is an approach that puts solving the climate crisis at the center of job creation,” said Brian Deese, incoming director to President-elect Joe Biden. of the National Economic Council, he told the Reuters Next conference. Deese, who helped negotiate the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate when he worked under former President Barack Obama, said Biden will keep his promise to rejoin the pact on day one. President Donald Trump began the formal process of pulling the United States out of the agreement after the November 3 election. Rejoining the pact will be “just the first step” in working with other countries on climate, Deese said. Biden, who will take office Jan. 20, will also do well to quickly bring together the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters to work together to reduce emissions, Deese said. For more information on the Reuters Next conference, click here or at http://www.reuters.com/business/reuters-next. To watch Reuters Next live, visit https://www.reutersevents.com/events/next/register.php