Italy will become the very first country to make climate change courses mandatory for school children. This will begin in the next academic semester.
The education minister of Italy, Lorenzo Fioramonti stated that schools will dedicate 33 hours per year, about one hour per school week, to learning about climate change. Furthermore, other general school courses such as mathematics will be studied from a sustainable development perspective.
Fioramoni told Reuters in an interview, “”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.”
What are your thoughts on this? Do you believe that studying climate change should be compulsory?