Italy has become the world’s first country to officially require schools to teach climate change. Schoolchildren will spend an hour each week learning about climate change, Reuters reports.
Other subjects, including geography, mathematics and physics, will also be taught using a sustainable development perspective. Italy’s Education Minister, Lorenzo Fioramonti, has been vocal about environmental issues, even encouraging students to skip school to take part in the global climate strikes this fall.
The new curriculum will start being taught at the beginning of the next school year, in September 2020.
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