Italy is the first country to make 'Climate Change' a compulsory subject in schools, along with geography, mathematics and physics. In this subject, the sustainable and ecological perspective will be taught. “The entire ministry is being transformed to make climate change and sustainability the center of the Italian education model,” says Lorenzo Fioramonti, Italy's minister of education. Classes will last at least one hour a week, and will start in the next school semester.
“I want to make the Italian education system the first to put the environment and society at the center of everything we learn at school,” he said. The proposal does not stop there: the idea is to tax airlines, companies that waste plastic and other polluting companies to raise funds for education. Despite resistance from the Italian right to the measures, the minister's proposal was approved by the majority of the population.