This article in Carbon Brief sets out how local people play a crucial role in driving significant change in climate adaptation through locally-led adaptation (LLA). This approach is based on the realities of the local community and is supported by local networks and institutions. However, identifying what “local” means and measuring success can be a challenge. LLA requires a radical shift in power dynamics, providing a new perspective on adaptation that overcomes limitations of past approaches such as community-based adaptation (CBA). External actors can assist LLA by offering guidance, technical support, sharing data, and providing advice. LLA aims to promote climate justice and equity within local communities. The UK resilience sector can benefit from learning from local actors and aligning their funding, planning, and implementation processes with LLA principles to achieve more effective, equitable, and transformative outcomes.


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