Italy plans mandatory climate change lessons for schools

epa07873604 School students and activists take part in the Global Strike for Climate rally in Milan, Italy, 27 September 2019. Millions of people across the world are taking part in demonstrations demanding action on climate issues. The Global Climate Strike Week is held from 20 September to 27 September 2019. EPA-EFE/NICOLA MARFISI

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All children in Italy will have to study climate change at school starting from next year, becoming the first country in the world where this will be compulsory.

Italy’s minister for education, Lorenzo Fioramonti, announced the decision on Wednesday.

The decision will apply to all state-run schools in Italy and will come into force from the start of the 2020 school year in September.

The lessons, which will also teach sustainable development, will be given to pupils from first grade through high school, from the ages of six to 19 years.

Via DW

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