Italy is making climate change study mandatory in schools

Italian Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti argues that the "21st century citizen must be a sustainable citizen," and he's changing the country's curriculum for students accordingly.

Starting next year, students in all grade levels will learn about climate change, the climate emergency, and sustainability. Fioramonti made the announcement on Tuesday, saying Italy will be the first country in the world to make learning about these topics compulsory. "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 told Reuters.

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