With this, the Italian education system will be the first system that puts the environment and climate first before anything else.
From next year, Italian school students in every grade will be required to study climate change and sustainability, in an attempt to position the country as a world leader in environmental education.
Italian Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti's vision for an environmentally sustainable curriculum comes at a time when young people such as Greta Thunberg are leading the political charge.
The 30 hours will be spread throughout the school year, with roughly one hour of instruction as part of a general civics class per week; however, Fioramonti explained that it will eventually become integrated into all traditional subjects, including geography, mathematics, and physics - "a sort of "Trojan horse" that will "infiltrate" all courses".
Fioramanti said a law passed previous year, when 5-Star was still aligned with the League, gave him the authority to introduce lessons on climate change.
'The entire ministry is being changed to make sustainability and climate the centre of the education model, ' Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti told Reuters from his Rome office on Monday.
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.
"Italy will be the first country in the world to adopt this framework", Mr Fioramonti said.
In a short time, the minister has become the target of attacks from the opposition by its proposals, including the withdrawal of crucifixes from the classrooms or the new fees for the plane tickets, the plastics and sugary drinks and foods, which the Parliament must approve within the Budget law for the next year.
Fioramonti said the new government, which has got off to a shaky start with weeks of bickering over the budget, 'will only last if it is courageous, ' and stops letting Salvini set the news agenda. 'We have to build a different narrative and not be afraid of saying something Salvini may not like, because that's why we exist'.