The youth must be taught how to address the issue of climate change and global warming, a Quezon City councilor said.
In a resolution approved by the Quezon City Council, Councilor Gian Carlo Sotto urged the Department of Education to require the mandatory teaching of climate change and global warming in the primary and secondary schools.
Sotto said that with recent reports about the negative effects happening around the world brought by these weather phenomena, children must be taught how to address this issue through classroom discussions.
News reports also revealed that schools around the country and throughout Southeast Asia will start teaching these issues to their students.
The councilor said the proposal is not only timely but also vital as the Philippines is one of the five countries identified as among the most vulnerable to climate change due to its archipelagic nature and geography.
Sotto said that when that the teaching of climate change issues can be incorporated into certain subjects or presented as a separate subject and part of the curriculum. The subject can be called Environmental Studies, he added. Divine/Maureen Quinones, PAISO