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 of each month. CJAB Meeting’s are currently being held in person quarterly, meeting in person next in April. all other meetings will be held online. CJAB meetings are open to the public and information on joining a meeting is below.

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

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday April 14th @ 6-8:00 PM

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Upcoming Agenda

6:00pm (unofficial) meeting starts 

6:15pm: Introductions, welcome members of the public  

6:20pm: Vote-based agenda items: 

  • Review & approve October - December 2022 meeting minutes 

  • Approve this month’s agenda 

  • Vote on exec team members 

6:35pm: Rethinking I-94: Our Streets Minneapolis’ perspective 

7:35pm Discussion on recruitment activity 

7:45pm: Updates 

  1. From city staff 

  2. From the Executive Committee  

  3. From Board Members 

8pm Adjourn 

Board Members

Alice Wagner-Hemstad *

Audel Shokohzadeh  

Dominique Diaddigo-Cash * **

Janiece Watts *   ** 

Kristen Poppleton   

Melissa Wenzel *   ** 

Nick Martin * 

Patty Selly, Academia Seat 

Paul Barral  

Dean Gale, Labor Seat

Deepa deAlwis

* Executive Committee Member  ** Co-chair 




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Climate Action & Resilience Plan

Last Edited: June 14, 2023