Climate Justice Definition

To achieve equitable and just outcomes, we must ensure equity and inclusion are centered in decision-making and utilize a climate justice lens. Climate Justice aims to establish a world where everyone has dignity and can thrive. Climate Justice is realized  when the residents and communities  that experience   the most harm from unhealthful air and water, the urban heat island effect, fewer trees and less access to greenspace, and other inequities related to environmental racism, are prioritized with investments that lead to cleaner air and water, more energy-efficient and healthful homes and businesses, equal access to greenspace, and accelerated economic opportunity. 

A Climate Just Saint Paul looks like a community in which there are equitable and sustainable systems so that everyone has dignity and can thrive by having access to clean air and water, greenspaces and natural areas, economic stability and mobility, healthy food, affordable and safe housing and neighborhoods, and a safe and quality education.   

Climate Justice Advisory Board Bylaws

Climate Justice Advisory Board Meetings

CJAB Meetings are held the second Thursday every other month. The next CJAB meeting is taking place May 9th. CJAB meetings are open to the public. 

Meetings are held at The Wellstone Center (179 Robie St E, St Paul, MN 55107) Room 208

Please Email the CJAB city staff liaison if there are any questions:

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday May 9th  @ 6-8:00 PM

Thursday July 11th @ 6-8:00 PM

Thursday September 12th @ 6-8:00 PM

Thursday November 14th  @ 6-8:00 PM

Upcoming Agenda

Board Members

Alice Wagner-Hemstad    **

Dominique Diaddigo-Cash **

Janiece Watts

Kristen Poppleton   

Nick Martin

Patty Selly, Academia Seat 

Dean Gale, Labor Seat

Deepa deAlwis

Margot Trout

Hannah Holger

Mary Yang

Kelly Yang

* Executive Committee Member  ** Co-chair 




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Climate Action & Resilience Plan

Last Edited: March 18, 2024