Italy to require studying climate change in schools

James Marshall
November 8, 2019

Lorenzo Fioramonti, Italy's Education Minister, announced his decision to require 6 to 19 year olds to have a minimum of one hour a week on topics like ocean pollution, sustainable living and renewable resources as well as to incorporate the environmental theme across the Italian curriculum.

In a meeting in his Rome office on Monday, Fioramonti said all state schools would commit 33 hours out of every year, very almost one hour for each school week, to environmental change issues from the beginning of the following scholastic year in September.

Cramarossa reported a panel of scientific authorities, like Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of Columbia University's Middle for Sustainable Enhancement, and American economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, will enable the ministry redevelop the nationwide curriculum to pay extra notice to weather adjust and sustainability.

As a Five Star Movement minister, he is a known proponent of radical redistribution, proposing to tax airline tickets, plastics and sugary foods to fund education.

Considering the fact that turning out to be minister, Fioramonti has been criticized by right-wing opposition parties for supporting placing college students protesting weather adjust and backing taxes on plastic and sugary drinks.

According to Fioramonti, Italy is the first country to adopt a climate change curriculum in public schools. "We are turning on our heaters".

"That's the kind of nonsense we want to avoid by educating children that this is the most important challenge humanity has ever faced", he said. An attempt by a left-leaning government to teach children how to spot disinformation, for example, was discontinued after it lost power.

"I have asked schools to consider as justified the absence of students who take part in the global mobilization against climate change", he wrote in a Facebook post at the time.

This month, Italy faced a new economic emergency when the foreign operator of a southern Italian steel plant, Ilva, said it would pull out because the 5-Star-led government had chose to end criminal immunity for environmental breaches even as the company sought to clean up the polluted facilities.

Our children are the ones who will have to deal with the awful environmental consequences if things do not change.

Yet Fioramonti said that he wanted to represent the Italy that stands against all the things that Salvini does.

"The 21st-century citizen", Fioramonti said, "must be a sustainable citizen".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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