Italy to become first country to make studying climate change compulsory in schools

Under a new law, all state schools will dedicate around an hour a week to sustainability and climate change issues from the beginning of the next academic year, said the education minister, Lorenzo Fioramonti. That would amount to around 33 hours a year. The Telegraph reports.

“This is a new model of civic education centred on sustainable development and climate change,” the minister told The Telegraph.

“It’s a new subject that will be taught from grade one to grade 13, from the ages of six through to 19.”

The syllabus will be based on the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals, including how to live more sustainably how to combat the pollution of the oceans and how to address poverty and social injustice.

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