Teaching students about the need to preserve the environment is the first step towards creating awareness about climate change, and Italy seems to be doing just the same.
In a first, Italy has said that it will make it compulsory for all the schools to include lessons on climate change in their curricula for all the grades. With the appreciable step, Italy plans to kickstart its journey to becoming the world leader in environmental education.
“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,” said Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti, who is also an economics professor at South Africa’s Pretoria University.
As per CNN the environment lessons will be built into existing classes starting from 2020. The lessons will help them evolve a sustainable mindset towards nature while making “the citizens of the future; ready for the climate emergency”.
While Italy is ensuring the future of its youth and generations to come is safe, countries across the globe must take lessons and follow the lead.