The UBA annual publication 2013
Noise protection is one of the key thematic focus areas of UBA's work in 2013. More than half of the people in Germany feel disturbed by noise. Another focus area is oceans, which are under stress from overfishing and over-fertilisation in particular. The hunt for raw materials on the ocean floor also poses a new threat. The third focus area is sustainable building and living, which means not only protecting the climate but also using building materials that consume few raw materials and are healthy.