Italy will become the first country to make studying climate change compulsory in schools according to Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti.
He stated that he wanted to make the Italian education system the first that puts the environment and society at the core of everything pupils learned at school.
Fioramonti, of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, is the government’s boldest eco-warrior and was criticised by the opposition in September for encouraging pupils to go on climate strike.
‘I want to make the Italian education system the first education system that puts the environment and society at the core of everything we learn in school,’ Fioramonti said
Fioramonti said all state schools would dedicate 33 hours per year, almost one hour per school week, to climate change issues from the start of the next academic year in September.
Many traditional subjects, such as geography, mathematics and physics, would also be studied from the perspective of sustainable development, said the minister.
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