Principle two of the Locally-Led Adaptation principles advocates for addressing the structural inequalities faced by women, youth, disabled, displaced, Indigenous Peoples, and marginalized groups. The climate crisis disproportionately impacts those social groups and further affects their right to live in a healthy and secure environment, including their right to health, to food, to clean water, to education, to development, to cultural heritage, etc. This session will examine how structural inequalities and root vulnerabilities adversely impact communities most affected by climate change. The session will also explain from a human rights perspective how revisiting existing policies, procedures, and resource allocation may benefit these local communities. By presenting best practices of locally led initiatives, and by advocating for a justice approach to the climate crisis, the panelists will demonstrate how those hit hardest by climate change are creating and sharing their own solutions for climate adaptation, and are leading the way to a more just and equitable future.