In this video, Gaston Astesiano of Inter-American Development Bank explains how direct government investments play a significant role in helping countries align and mobilize public resources for climate action. Government can ensure that climate priorities ramify through their operations by embedding the climate variable in the design and development of public investment projects, including those that provide key public services like transportation, energy, and water management.  

He also explains public-private partnerships and their relevance for financing country climate action. Public-private partnerships facilitate private sector participation in roles traditionally held by the public sector; these include planning, financing, or the operations and maintenance of projects.

This video is part of the Paying for Paris Climate Finance Resource Hub.