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Italy has today become the first country to make lessons on climate change compulsory for all children. Lorenzo Fioramonti, the Italian education minister announced all state schools will dedicate almost one hour per week to climate change issues, that’s 33 hours a year.
What did Mr Fioramonti say?
“The entire ministry is being changed to make sustainability and climate the centre of the education model.
“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 and climate change
The current Italian education minister is a member of the anti-establishment 5-star movement and is the Italian governments biggest advocate for green policies and progressive action. He’s making headlines but he isn’t new on the scene. In September he was subject to a barrage of criticism for motivating students to take action, encouraging them to skip school and join the climate protests.
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