It's crucial that they are educated on climate change and school is the best place to start.
According to the conception of the political, which aims to "make sustainability and climate the centre of the educational model", other traditional subjects such as Geography, Mathematics or Physics will be studied "from a new perspective linked to the sustainable development", to analyze, for example, the effects of the action of man in the different areas of the planet.
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.
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The Five Star Movement, to which Fioramonti belongs, has a history of environmental concern and grassroots activism.
"The thought is that the citizens of the long term have to have to be ready for the local weather emergency", Cramarossa said.
Fioramonti has been criticized by conservatives in the past for pushing taxes on sugar and plastics and for encouraging students to skip classes to participate in "Fridays for Future" protests, a global movement led by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.
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His opponents in Italy have roundly rejected these ideas.
"The whole service is being changed to make maintainability and atmosphere the focal point of the training model", Fioramonti told Reuters in the meeting directed in familiar English.
"I was derided by everybody and treated like a town simpleton, and now a couple of months after the fact the legislature is utilizing two of those recommendations and it appears to me an ever increasing number of individuals are persuaded it is the best approach", Fioramonti said.
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"Italy will be the first country in the world to adopt this framework", Fioramonti told The Telegraph.