CNN reported that the lessons on climate change and sustainability will be folded into existing civics classes, which will have an "environmentalist footprint" beginning in the new school year.
Fioramonti's vision for an environmentally sustainable curriculum comes at a time when young people such as Greta Thunberg and students in groups like Extinction Rebellion are leading the political charge in taking climate change more seriously. He added that he wished to make the Italian education system the first education system that puts the environment and society at the core of everything learned in school.
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.
Teachers will begin training for the new curriculum in January 2020, which will be created with the assistance of a panel of experts from Harvard and Oxford.
Fioramonti said that the education ministry is being changed to make sustainability and climate the center of the education model.
The syllabus will be based on the UN's 17 sustainable development goals, including how to live more sustainably, how to combat the pollution of the oceans and how to address poverty and social injustice.
The news comes as 11,000 scientists from around the world officially declared a "climate emergency" Tuesday, warning that it will lead to "untold suffering" if we continue on our current trajectory.
On the contrary, the USA became the first country to pull out of the Paris climate accord on Monday, when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo submitted a formal notice to the UN.
Fioramonti, a member of the pro-environment Five Star Movement, is the government's most vocal supporter of green policies and has previously come under fire for proposing taxes on airline tickets, plastic and sugary foods in order to generate funds for education and welfare.
However, Fioramonti said his ministry would stand strong against the opposition.