This article addresses the concept of locally led adaptation (LLA) in the context of climate change. It is intended for researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and anyone interested in the intersection of climate adaptation, justice, and community empowerment. The article provides critical reflections on the power dynamics and justice considerations involved in LLA, highlighting the need for nuanced understanding to make it beneficial for local communities. It aims to contribute to the refinement of LLA methodologies and practices, ensuring they align with the lived realities and priorities of local communities. The resource can be used as a guide for those involved in climate adaptation planning, fostering a more inclusive and just approach that empowers local actors.