Solving climate crisis will be at center of Biden’s job agenda -Deese

(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 economic White House adviser said on Wednesday.

“I think what you are going to see across the president-elect’s rescue-and-recovery strategy is an approach that puts solving the climate crisis at the center of creating jobs,” Brian Deese, President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming director of the National Economic Council, told the Reuters Next conference.

Biden is expected to present on Thursday his first big policy initiative on economic relief from the COVID-19 crisis.

Deese, who helped negotiate the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate when he worked under former President Barack Obama, said Biden will make good on his promise to rejoin the pact on day one. President Donald Trump began the formal process of removing the United States from the agreement after the Nov. 3 election. Reuters News

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