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Climate justice in cities must align with efforts to tackle urban poverty and inequality so that the impacts of climate change and efforts to reduce emissions do not deepen but instead tackle housing injustices.

Advancing the right to adequate housing is a key pathway to make urban development more environmentally and socially just. Ongoing debates about housing justice have emphasized that housing should be recognized as a human right in international agendas, as well as in policy commitments by national and local governments.