/ 16 August 2021

CAMARINES Sur Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte filed a measure that seeks to integrate climate change education into the science curriculum of Grades 2 to Senior High School.

Villafuerte said climate change integration in the curriculum will help the youth understand climate concerns and actively preserve and protect the environment.

“Knowledge regarding the climate change phenomenon helps young people to understand the consequences of global warming, encourage behavior changes in what is already considered an emergency on a global scale,” Villafuerte said in his explanatory note.

House Bill 9854 or the proposed Climate Change Education Act mandates the Department of Education to prescribe the integration of climate change education under the Science curriculum of Grades 2 to Senior High School level in private and public educational institutions.

Lessons shall include theoretical and practical components to ensure effective learning and deep understanding of the subject matter.

The DepEd shall also conduct an annual review of the institutionalization of the climate change education to ensure efficient implementation and assess the learning outcome of the students.