From Climate Stress to Activation: The Critical Role of the Health Professional

Presented by UC San Francisco

The climate crisis is impacting health, and health care professionals have a pivotal role as advocates for change. The climate crisis must be mitigated by vast reductions in carbon use, including by the medical industry, which is responsible for 8% of global green house gas emissions. Physicians will share how they have promoted advocacy, as well as effective ways of messaging, and how leaders serve as trusted sources of information, educators for policymakers and local institutions, and change agents in their own institutional or governments policies. Healthcare professionals and others can help move the public and leaders from distress into active roles that will have reverberating impacts on our societal change. This session will end with a meditation.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the UCSF Center for Climate, Health and Equity  and the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Climate Crisis and Mental Health Task Force. A workshop on advocacy training will be announced during this session.


  • Mark Coleman, MS, author and nature meditation teacher; host, Nature Summit
  • Robin Cooper, MD, Volunteer Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; co-founder, Climate Psychiatry Alliance
  • Edward Maibach, PhD, Mason Distinguished University Professor, George Mason University
  • Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, Senior Advisor on Climate, Health and Equity, Public Health Institute

From Climate Stress to Activation: The Critical Role of the Health Professional
Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 12 p.m. PT

Register for free