The earth’s natural habitats are being destroyed at a rapid rate. In building construction, our standard of living requires the use of a considerable amount of natural raw materials. Building law can therefore be a decisive factor in using non-renewable resources more sparingly in order to maintain this as far as possible for future generations.
Also, to meet our needs for food, infrastructure, and energy, natural resource consumption will be depleted in a rapid fashion by about 2050. This is a signal that must prompt us to take countermeasures. Environmental protection is thus one of the most fundamental challenges of our time. Unfortunately, nature conservation and species protection do not play a relevant role in some construction projects either. We must take responsibility for how we treat the environment and not allow its use to be for one-sided benefit.
Environmental protection also includes ethical requirements. In a narrower sense, environmental ethics is concerned with how we use environmental resources such as water, soil, air, and climate. In this context, the focus of environmental protection is not only on the individual sub-areas but also on genetic diversity and the interactions between them. The most important fields of action in environmental protection include climate, forest and water protection.
The effects of the above fields of action inevitably lead to global warming and air pollution. The world is literally heating up and there are people who want to do something about it and others who currently want to get involved. A recognizable activity that increasingly gives us hope. In view of the critical circumstances, large sections of the population are in favor of placing even greater emphasis on environmental and climate protection in the political arena.