Mandatory Climate
Education Bill

California

Introduced on January 3, 2020, this bill would amend California’s adopted science curriculum to include “coursework including material on the causes and effects of climate change” from grades 1-12. Beginning with the graduating class of 2026, at least one of the two science courses, including biological and physical sciences, required for graduation from high school must include such material. This bill requires that appropriate coursework, including an emphasis on the causes and effects of climate change be offered to students as soon as possible, starting no later than the 2021-22 school year.