Healthcare Without Harm, an international non-profit advocating for initiatives and programs to reduce harm to patients and communities, has valuable reading resources and presentations. They have been in the forefront of encouraging physicians and health professional to be on the "front line" of climate action.
"Health professionals are going to be on the front lines of any climate-related disaster, responding to public health impacts. Overall, the need to treat illness and disease due to climate-related changes in our environment will continue to increase. At the same time, the healthcare industry will experience the climate crisis in its own operations, characterized by dramatically increasing energy costs, projected instability in the electric service provision grid, and intensified stressors placed on community health services, especially in times of disaster."
"In order to avert this coming crisis, it is crucial that the health sector develop an educated, effective voice in the climate policymaking process. Clinicians are recognized as trusted experts on health-related issues, not only in the doctor's office, but in society as well. To participate in this debate effectively, health professionals need to fully understand the science, be able to critically analyze real policy options, and express the health benefits of addressing climate change in concise, powerful terms that politicians will hear and act upon. Health system leaders can also derive powerful motivation from successful efforts to clean up their own house."