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Climate education added to national curriculum in Italy

Italy will become the world’s first country to introduce mandatory climate education in state schools

Italy will become the world’s first country to introduce mandatory climate education in state schools

Public schools in Italy will soon be required to offer one hour of climate-related lessons per week. The move, which will come into effect in September, makes Italy the world’s first country to introduce mandatory climate education in state schools. Subjects such as physics and geography will also be taught from a sustainability angle.

The Italian education minister, Lorenzo Fioramonti, said he wants the country’s education system to place “the environment and society at the core of everything we learn in school”.

Image: Countryside in Italy. Credit: Lennart Hellwig

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