Vakantiegeld 2020 nog niet gekregen?

Bron: www.belgium.be België: 2022-12-20 12: 36: 44 , [ad_1] Bent u arbeider of niet-zelfstandig kunstenaar? Ongeveer 16.500 arbeiders en niet-zelfstandige kunstenaars hebben nog altijd hun rekeningnummer niet meegedeeld om hun vakantiegeld 2020 (werkjaar 2019) te krijgen. En dat vakantiegeld komt vast van pas tijdens deze energiecrisis. Kijk dus snel na of u nog vakantiegeld tegoed hebt! Meer informatie op de website van de FOD Sociale zekerheid [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van www.belgium.be

EU Member States make progress in climate adaptation to boost resilience, EEA review finds — European Environment Agency

Bron: www.eea.europa.eu België: 2022-12-14 11:00:16 , News [ad_1] Levels of investment and the financing of putting in place adaptation plans still vary across EU Member States, the EEA report 'Advancing towards climate resilience' found. The assessment gives a snapshot of all EU Member States' national adaptation actions for 2021, based on national reporting submitted to the European Commission (under the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action Regulation). Where possible, the report also compares adaptation measures with earlier information to describe progress over recent years. The report also includes some data from Türkiye, which is not an EU Member State but is a member of the EEA. Progress on adaptation action  National adaptation actions and overall institutional arrangements taking adaptation into account have been further developed and strengthened in many EU Member States to better steer adaptation policies across different levels of government and sectors. Ensuring climate change adaptation priorities are considered in a broad range of policies has also progressed.  Many of the measures reported by EU Member States are about increasing capacity, specifically, activities that support awareness raising, capacity building and training, inclusion of climate change in education, and support adaptation at regional and local levels. Adaptation is... Lees meer

Aantal actieve kmo’s in België weer in de lift

Bron: www.belgium.be België: 2022-12-13 15: 59: 30 , [ad_1] In 2021 waren er in België bijna 1,1 miljoen kleine en middelgrote ondernemingen actief. Dat is een groei van meer dan 4 % ten opzichte van het voorgaande jaar. Volgens gegevens van de FOD Economie behoort België daarmee tot de best presterende landen van de Europese Unie. Het aantal faillissementen zakte fors. Lees meer Ontdek meer informatie in de rubriek 'Kmo's en zelfstandigen in cijfers' op de website van de FOD Economie. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van www.belgium.be

Justitie vereenvoudigt het legalisatieproces voor documenten van beëdigd vertalers en vertaler-tolken

Bron: www.belgium.be België: 2022-12-13 11: 33: 36 , [ad_1] Justitie digitaliseert verder, want vanaf heden kunnen vertalers en vertaler-tolken hun vertaalde documenten digitaal legaliseren via hun elektronische handtekening. Voornaamste doel hiervan is het legalisatieproces van vertaalde documenten voor gebruik in het binnen- en buitenland, te digitaliseren en vereenvoudigen.  Voordien werd gebruik gemaakt van een papieren validatieprocedure, waardoor de vertaler of burger het vertaalde document moest legaliseren aan de hand van een fysieke stempel. Daarnaast moesten documenten voor buitenlands gebruik op papier worden aangeboden aan de loketten van de FOD Justitie en FOD Buitenlandse Zaken. Beide procedures sinds 1 december 2022 vervangen door een volledig digitale procedure. Wenst u zeker te zijn of een vertaler of vertaler-tolk erkend is door de FOD Justitie? Via de openbare databank van het nationaal register, toegankelijk via Just-on-web, kunt u vertalers, tolken en vertalers-tolken opzoeken.  [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van www.belgium.be

Most plastic consumption in Europe lacks direct policy targets and data — European Environment Agency

Bron: www.eea.europa.eu België: 2022-12-12 11:00:28 , News [ad_1] The EEA briefing ‘Managing non-packaging plastics in European waste streams’ provides an overview of the consumption and management of those plastics that do not fall under the category of packaging. To date, these materials have not been prioritised for action through specific EU directives and policy. Non-packaging plastics include diverse materials in products ranging from buildings and vehicles to everyday items, such as electronics, sports equipment, diapers and toothbrushes. The EEA briefing notes that currently there are no direct recycling or re-use targets for these materials, which may account for up to 74% of the EU’s total plastic consumption, according to recent estimates. There is currently insufficient knowledge about the overall level of plastic consumption and plastic waste generation in Europe. Some data are available from Europe’s plastic industry but they do not include the plastics that are part of imported goods. According to the EEA briefing, there is a high value in developing a more standardised methodology for tracking non-packaging plastic flows in the EU. This would allow for effective monitoring of the total amount of plastic waste and provide improved evidence to inform policy and investment decisions.  Non-packaging plastics... Lees meer

2030 targets within reach but need stronger action — European Environment Agency

Bron: www.eea.europa.eu België: 2022-12-08 15: 00: 00 , News [ad_1] Progress towards 2030 targets but pollution levels still too high The progress towards the six ‘zero pollution’ targets is mixed. Pollution is decreasing from pesticides, antimicrobials and marine litter. Not much progress has been made for pollution from noise, nutrients and waste. On the other hand, the overall high rates of compliance with the EU drinking and bathing water pollution standards (>99% and >93% respectively) are encouraging. For 2030, we can achieve most of the targets if additional efforts are made. However, current pollution levels are still far too high: over 10% of premature deaths in the EU each year are still related to environmental pollution. This is mainly due to air pollution, but also to noise pollution and exposure to chemicals, which is likely to be underestimated. The pollution similarly damages biodiversity. There are significant differences between Member States, with premature deaths levels around 5-6% in the North and 12-14% in the South and East of Europe. The Commission has by now delivered or advanced on all 33 of the announced actions in the Zero Pollution Action Plan of 2021. In order for them to have an impact, the... Lees meer

Effective nature finance needs better data, analysis and tools — European Environment Agency

Bron: www.eea.europa.eu België: 2022-12-07 13: 00: 09 , News [ad_1] The EEA briefing ‘Financing nature as a solution’ draws attention to the conditions of effective financing of nature-based solutions. The briefing contributes to bridging the gap between analysis on the state of nature in Europe and development of effective biodiversity finance. To support environmental policy, there is a clear need to considerably increase public and private investments in protecting and restoring nature. However, these investments are challenged by several barriers, such as lack of sufficient data and standardised impact metrics. According to the EEA briefing, key improvements would create more favourable conditions for effective nature finance. First, biodiversity data needs strengthening to allow for measuring impacts of investments. Moreover, nature and financial data need to be integrated spatially to allow for effective targeting of interventions, such as nature restoration. Also, there is a need for standardised models about the environmental impacts of different business activities. The EEA briefing notes that while some activities are clearly destructive at local scale, others can create a variety of lower pressures, and some can have mixed impacts or different impacts on different scales. Finally, protecting and restoring biodiversity requires different types of finance from... Lees meer

Alle cijfers over België 2022

Bron: www.belgium.be België: 2022-12-07 11: 15: 28 , [ad_1] Ontdek de jaarlijkse brochure Kerncijfers, die wordt uitgegeven door Statistics Belgium, de Algemene Directie Statistiek van de FOD Economie. Deze brochure bevat basiscijfers over bevolking, samenleving, grondgebied, leefmilieu, economie, vastgoed, bouw, mobiliteit en vervoer in België.Duidelijke kaarten, tabellen en grafieken tonen niet alleen de Belgische trends maar plaatsen ze eveneens in Europees perspectief. Media, beleidsmakers, burgers, ondernemers, onderzoekers etc. gebruiken deze cijfers dagelijks.Raadpleeg de brochure Kerncijfers - Statistisch overzicht van België 2022.Voor meer details over statistieken in België kunt u de website van Statistics Belgium raadplegen. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van www.belgium.be

Workshop on Implementing the CAP Green Architecture: Meeting highlights

Bron: enrd.ec.europa.eu België: 2022-12-02 15: 20: 55 , ENRD News [ad_1] The highlights report of the Workshop on Implementing the CAP Green Architecture (20 September 2022) is now available. Participants met in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, to explore approaches and possible solutions for maximising environmental and climate ambition through the range of interventions Member States are planning to use within their CSPs. This workshop was part of the International Conference ‘It’s time to fly’, hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van enrd.ec.europa.eu

Methane emissions on a downward trend, but accelerated cuts needed to meet EU climate targets — European Environment Agency

Bron: www.eea.europa.eu België: 2022-11-30 13:00:12 , News [ad_1] The EEA briefing ‘Methane emissions in the EU: the key to immediate action on climate change’ provides an updated review of the key sources of methane (CH4) in the EU and looks at projections, policies and measures implemented as well as relevant EU legislation. The briefing also includes a methane emissions visualisation tool where users can see country CH4 emissions as reported in their greenhouse gas inventories. A downward trend According to the latest available official data, emissions of CH4 is down by 36% in the EU in 2020 compared with 1990 levels, furthering a 30-year downward trend. The largest reductions in emissions occurred in energy supply, which includes energy industries and fugitive (leaked or uncaptured emissions) (-65%), waste (-37%) and agriculture (-21%). Overall, reductions in methane emissions have been significant and reflect: a decrease in agricultural livestock numbers and increased efficiency in the agricultural sector; lower levels of coal mining and post-mining activities; improved oil and gas pipeline networks; less waste disposal on land, and an increase in recycling, composting, landfill gas recovery, and waste incineration with energy recovery. The observed emission reductions have contributed not only to climate change... Lees meer

Organic eggs from Saaremaa | The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD)

Bron: enrd.ec.europa.eu België: 2022-10-25 16: 12: 07 , ENRD Projects and Practice [ad_1] CAP funding enabled this young farmer to establish a successful business with 3 000 chickens producing organic eggs. The annual turnover forecast for 2022 was over 200,000 euros. Results boosted EU organic production and provided food security benefits for Estonia, as well as income for the young farmer, and helped to safeguard the viability of the Saaremaa Island community. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van enrd.ec.europa.eu

Purchase of equipment to ensure biosecurity in a mountainous swine farm

Bron: enrd.ec.europa.eu België: 2022-10-25 16:18:37 , ENRD Projects and Practice [ad_1] This project helped to protect the farm business and security of food supplies by minimising risk of animal health problems. The farm has achieved Level III biosecurity standards and now safely manages some 4,000 animals. The new equipment has improved biosecurity, reduced costs, and raised standards, while the purchase of an electricity generator helps to ensure the farm’s energy autonomy. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van enrd.ec.europa.eu

The Linen Project in the Netherlands

Bron: enrd.ec.europa.eu België: 2022-10-25 16:25:59 , ENRD Projects and Practice [ad_1] The Linen Project was a learning-by-doing project that brought together various stakeholders to develop and reactivate vital knowledge required for linen production. It focused on the cultivation and production of organic flax and linen in EU countries. Actions involved setting up a stewardship initiative and developing a consortium for future small-scale flax spinning facilities. The project also funded an open-source knowledge exchange to help facilitate localised linen value chains. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van enrd.ec.europa.eu

Bonita – Introducing a new, resistant club variety of apples in Slovenia

Bron: enrd.ec.europa.eu België: 2022-10-25 16: 37: 53 , ENRD Projects and Practice [ad_1] Thanks to this project, new plantations of ‘Bonita’ apples were planted across 40 ha in three Slovenian regions. More than 200 Slovenian fruit growers participated in knowledge transfer events and workshops, which were delivered by Slovenian fruit growing associations and experts. The variety has achieved higher prices and brought higher incomes to its producers. It is also associated with lower input costs due to a 20% lower use of plant protection products. Demand for the variety currently exceeds supply. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van enrd.ec.europa.eu

Giovani Dentro – Opportunities and challenges faced by youth in Inner Areas of Italy

Bron: enrd.ec.europa.eu België: 2022-10-25 16: 42: 00 , ENRD Projects and Practice [ad_1] ‘Giovani dentro’ was a research project focused on young people living in Italy’s inland, remote rural areas. The research aimed to investigate their quality of life, their access to job opportunities, their aspirations, and the challenges that they face. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van enrd.ec.europa.eu

Chrysoloras Winery – Winery establishment and farm modernisation

Bron: enrd.ec.europa.eu België: 2022-10-25 16: 53: 43 , ENRD Projects and Practice [ad_1] A new organic vineyard of 0.43 acres was planted by a young farmer in 2021 on the small Greek island of Serifos with help from CAP funds. Other rural development co-finance was used to help purchase machinery and equipment for the modernisation of vine production, including a motor cultivator, a woodchipper, a grass trimmer, and a chainsaw. Different CAP funds were also involved with the beneficiary’s wider business plans. These included income support from Pillar 1, organic farming aid for participation in quality schemes and payments for areas with natural constraints. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van enrd.ec.europa.eu

EIP-AGRI Operational Group: Farmers4Safety – Managing Risk Together Project

Bron: enrd.ec.europa.eu België: 2022-10-25 16: 58: 41 , ENRD Projects and Practice [ad_1] The project’s innovative peer-to-peer ‘Buddy’ approach led to effective networking and open lines of communication within the farming community. ‘On the ground’ actions by the Farm Mentors resulted in increased levels of innovative thinking within the farming community in an effort to help address farm accidents and fatalities. Surveys clarified the diverse needs and challenges facing farmers and their families towards farm safety, health and wellbeing. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van enrd.ec.europa.eu

Introducing the Sámi food culture into public kitchens

Bron: enrd.ec.europa.eu België: 2022-10-31 16: 21: 03 , ENRD Projects and Practice [ad_1] The Sámi people inhabit the region of Sámi, which incorporates most of northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland as well as parts of North-western Russia. The Sámi have their own traditional food culture which was not well known to the public kitchens of Sweden’s Sámi region, where many Sámi live and where this project was based. In cooperation with the municipal authorities, food kitchens and Sámi food businesses of the region, an educational services company implemented a project that would bring all parties together to solve the issue of how to get Sámi cuisine onto the menu of public kitchens. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van enrd.ec.europa.eu

Moving towards sustainability in times of multiple crises and uncertainty — European Environment Agency

Bron: www.eea.europa.eu België: 2022-11-28 13: 00: 35 , News [ad_1] Europe is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, faced with a war in Ukraine and committed to ambitious goals of the European Green Deal for protecting the climate, nature and people’s health. ‘EEA Signals 2022 – Staying on course for a sustainable Europe’ provides a snapshot of the Agency’s assessment and data that are linked to this context and making Europe’s energy system more secure and sustainable. The ‘EEA Signals’ is a based on a series of short articles based on previously published EEA data, information, and expert interviews.  EEA Signals 2022 editorial and articles look at the state of play in the energy sector, moving towards more renewables, saving energy and links with the transport sector. Jorge Cabrita, research manager at Eurofound, discusses the concept of ‘just transition’ and tells about Eurofound’s work towards that goal. Eva Mayerhofer, lead biodiversity and environment specialist at the European Investment Bank, Andreas Barkman, and EEA’s lead expert on sustainable finance, tell about the challenges and opportunities in accelerating Europe’s green transition through sustainable financing.   Building a sustainable energy system for Europe requires time, and the decisions that we take now will define... Lees meer

Premature deaths due to air pollution continue to fall in the EU, more efforts needed to deliver a toxic-free environment

Bron: www.eea.europa.eu België: 2022-11-24 01: 02: 49 , News [ad_1] The EEA has published its full ‘Air quality in Europe 2022’ assessment, presenting the status of air quality in Europe, assessing the impacts of air pollution on health and ecosystems, and identifying sources of emissions to air. According to the EEA analysis, air pollution continues to pose significant risks to health in Europe, causing chronic illness and premature deaths. In 2020, 96% of the EU’s urban population was exposed to concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) above the WHO guideline level of 5 microgrammes per cubic metre (µg/m3) of air. Air pollution also harms biodiversity and damages agricultural crops and forests, causing major economic losses.   At least 238,000 early deaths from fine particles in the EU Poor air quality, especially in urban areas, continues to affect the health of European citizens. According to the EEA’s latest estimates, at least 238,000 people died prematurely in the EU in 2020 due to exposure to PM2.5 pollution above the WHO guideline level of 5 µg/m3. Nitrogen dioxide pollution led to 49,000, and exposure to ozone to 24,000 early deaths in the EU. As well as premature death, air pollution causes ill health... Lees meer

Water Biodiversity Training Programme for Duhallow Communities

Bron: enrd.ec.europa.eu België: 2022-10-25 10: 33: 08 , ENRD Projects and Practice [ad_1] This capacity building initiative equipped community groups across 38 parts of the project area with skills and knowledge to develop strategies for increased local action in the areas of biodiversity, habitat conservation, protection and development, and habitat mapping. The training involved the creation of a habitat conservation and (biodiversity) development plan for each of the participating communities/groups. These plans contain proposals designed to be compatible with different funding sources and the WFD. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van enrd.ec.europa.eu

‘Schule am Bauernhof’ (Farm School Austria): Meadow Orchards Mariazell

Bron: enrd.ec.europa.eu België: 2022-10-25 12:35:53 , ENRD Projects and Practice [ad_1] 40 orchard trees (old, more resilient varieties of apple, pear, plum, and creeper) planted by 60 children from the Mariazell elementary and secondary school. In a few years time, the trees will bear fruit and the school programme will be further adapted to include the processing of the harvested fruit. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van enrd.ec.europa.eu

Energy transition education and animation

Bron: enrd.ec.europa.eu België: 2022-10-25 12: 42: 50 , ENRD Projects and Practice [ad_1] The range of activities offered by the organisation has expanded, reaching more young people, and incorporating the topics of climate change and environmental protection. A wide variety of stakeholders including young people, associations, families and producers were able to meet and share their thoughts about the energy transition. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van enrd.ec.europa.eu

OROMINERVA – Investments in agro-food processing

Bron: enrd.ec.europa.eu België: 2022-10-25 16: 47: 24 , ENRD Projects and Practice [ad_1] Revenue growth reached an average of +30% annually following the project. Thanks to the acquisition of new machinery, the company is now able to create new types of recipes that were not previously possible. In 2022, Orominerva obtained the quality certification FSSC22000 for Food Safety Management Systems. In the same year it won the Gambero Rosso Award for the best artichokes in olive oil in Italy. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van enrd.ec.europa.eu

New chairpersons to EEA Scientific Committee — European Environment Agency

Bron: www.eea.europa.eu België: 2022-11-22 10:26:21 , News [ad_1] The EEA Scientific Committee has elected new chairpersons amongst its members. The role of the Committee is to support the EEA Management Board and the Executive Director by providing scientific advice and delivering professional opinion on scientific matters related to the Agency’s work. The new Chair of the EEA Scientific Committee is Professor Claire Dupont, Department of Public Governance, Ghent University, Belgium. Professor Dupont has been a member of the Committee since 2016. The two new Vice-Chairs are Professor Theodoros Zachariadis, Energy, Environment and Water Research Centre, The Cyprus Institute (EEA Scientific Committee member since 2016), and Professor Louis Meuleman, Visiting Professor Public Governance, Leuven University, Belgium (member since 2020). The three outgoing chairpersons have all served the EEA Scientific Committee for eight years, from 2014 to 2022. Outgoing Chair, Professor Per Mickwitz, is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Sustainability and Campus development, Lund University, Sweden. Outgoing Vice-Chairs are Professor Mikael Skou Andersen, Department of Environmental Science and Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark; and Professor Malgorzata Grodzińska-Jurczak, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Poland. During the past eight years, all three helped steer EEA knowledge development in support to EU policies, including... Lees meer

Verlaag uw energierekening via de website energywatchers.be

Bron: www.belgium.be België: 2022-11-10 16: 20: 33 , [ad_1] De dienst Klimaatverandering van de FOD Volksgezondheid, Veiligheid van de Voedselketen en Leefmilieu lanceerde de nieuwe website energywatchers.be die u kan helpen uw verbruik en dus uw energierekening te verlagen.De website biedt meer dan 115 energiebesparende tips rond gebruiksgedrag, aankopen, milieu en premies en geeft het investeringsniveau van de tips weer. Via 28 calculators kunt u zich het energieverbruik of de gerealiseerde besparing concreet voorstellen in kWh, in euro of in kg CO2-uitstoot. U kunt zowel de door de website voorgestelde gemiddelde cijfers gebruiken als zelf de cijfers personaliseren volgens uw profiel.Ook zonder grote investeringen kunt u honderden euro’s besparen op uw energiefactuur en dat is ook goed voor het milieu. Heel veel Belgen doen al inspanningen die samen een groot verschil maken … doet u ook mee?Bezoek de website energywatchers.beLees het persbericht van de FOD Volksgezondheid, Veiligheid van de Voedselketen en Leefmilieu    [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van www.belgium.be