"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".
"The entire ministry is being changed to make sustainability and climate the centre of the education model", Italian Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti told Reuters, which first reported the story.
Vincenzo Cramarossa, Fioramonti's spokesman, told the outlet, "The idea is that the citizens of the future need to be ready for the climate emergency".More news: Bengals' A.J. Green expected to debut Sunday
In addition, sustainable development will appear in more traditional subjects, such as geography, maths and physics, Cramarossa said.
Fioramanti said a law passed a year ago, when 5-Star was still aligned with the League, gave him the authority to introduce lessons on climate change.
Fioramonti, from the rebellious 5-Star Movement, is the administration's most vocal supporter of green approaches and was scrutinized by the restriction in September for urging understudies to play hooky and partake in atmosphere fights.
In an interview, Fioramonti said that a group of experts - including Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Harvard Institute for International Development, and Kate Raworth of Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute - will act as "peer reviewers" for ministry staff preparing the curriculum.More news: FOX Sports Releases Statement On Parting Ways With Cris Carter
His proposals for new taxes on airline tickets, plastic and sugary foods to raise funds for education were strongly attacked by critics who said Italians were already over-taxed.
Regardless of the analysis, the administration's 2020 spending plan introduced to parliament this week included both the plastic charge and another expense on sugary drinks.
Fioramonti, 42, the writer of a few books contending total national output should never again be utilized as the fundamental proportion of nations' financial achievement, has been an objective of the conservative resistance since turning into a priest in the two-month-old administration of 5-Star and the middle left Democratic Party. Besides this, he announced that it is mandatory for every school to include a minimum of 33 hours of climate change education in a year.
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"The 21st-century citizen", he said, "must be a sustainable citizen". "We have to build a different narrative and not be afraid of saying something Salvini may not like, because that's why we exist".