The lessons will be built into existing civics classes, which will have an “environmentalist footprint” from September 2020, Vincenzo Cramarossa, Fioramonti’s spokesman, told CNN.

“The idea is that the citizens of the future need to be ready for the climate emergency,” Cramarossa said.

In addition, sustainable development will appear in more traditional subjects, such as geography, maths and physics, Cramarossa said.

“There will be more attention to climate change when teaching those traditional subjects,” he explained.