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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 being increasingly financed but several issues remain, including how to measure adaptation finance, as most of these measures also support other economic, social and environmental objectives and are not always initiated for adaptation only. A few Member States have dedicated national adaptation funds for financing the implementation of national adaptation plans, the review found.  Other key findings  Legal requirements or political commitments to institutionalise periodic updating of climate risk assessments are in place in several Member States. However, their systematic, comprehensive and regular renewal is the exception rather than the rule.  Most countries still rely on rather soft policies without legally-binding commitments, and on voluntary, informal, non‑hierarchical cooperation. More and more Member States are using national climate laws to have more stringent legal instruments available to enforce their adaptation objectives and strategies.  The social justice aspects of adaptation are not yet integrated in all countries. However, these increasingly important aspects aim to address the uneven distribution of climate risks, which affect vulnerable groups the most.  Effective, multi-level governance embodies a variety of networks and a set of collaborative mechanisms across subnational governments. Those networks and collaborations play an essential role in supporting local governments to develop and implement their local adaptation strategies and action plans. Monitoring, reporting and evaluation are mainly used for the following three objectives: to gain a better understanding of policy implementation, to identify climate risks, and to measure the effectiveness of policies in reducing climate change impacts, risks and vulnerabilities.  [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van www.eea.europa.eu

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 account for up to 74% of the EU's total plastic consumption. Key EU policy instruments in the area include the Circular Economy Action Plan and the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy. The recent Circular Economy II package proposed by the European Commission also includes initiatives on packaging and on bio-based, compostable and biodegradable plastics. In addition, there will be a need to also address plastic used in non-packaging applications through potential future measures such as introducing extended producer responsibility schemes, material-specific recycling targets and reporting obligations. Such aspects will need to be addressed if Europe is to better manage total plastic flows in the context of transformation to a circular economy, the EEA briefing concludes. [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van www.eea.europa.eu

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 Commission report calls for the swift agreement and adoption of the legislative proposals to reduce harmful pollution, and the improved implementation of the existing ones at local, national and cross-border level. Notably, it finds that if the EU implements all relevant measures proposed by the Commission, the number of premature deaths due to air pollution would fall by up to 66% in 2030 compared to 2005, with benefits of clean air measures outweighing costs and leading to overall GDP gains. The report also points to the importance of promoting global initiatives and supporting third countries in their efforts towards reducing pollution. Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans said:  "Once again the evidence presented today shows us that the benefits of acting for clean air, water and soil are far greater than the investment. This is also what citizens want, as more than 80% are worried about the health and environmental problems caused by pollution". Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius said: “Today we are presenting compelling evidence about the results of ambitious action to reduce pollution. The reports show that the EU’s zero pollution ambition is realistic and possible, but only if we speed up adoption of legislative proposals linked to pollution, and step up implementation of the existing EU pollution laws. I also hope that today’s reports will help convince our global partners to agree on equally ambitious targets in the context of the upcoming COP15 negotiations on biodiversity”. Executive Director of the European Environment Agency Hans Bruyninckx added: The EEA’s first zero pollution monitoring report shows that Europe is making progress in reducing and preventing pollution in key areas, such as air, bathing water and drinking water, and is using less hazardous pesticides. But, to deliver on our 2050 vision, we need progress in reducing excess nutrients in... 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 different actors. Innovative and differentiated mechanisms and finance instruments are therefore needed to attract a broad range of partners, the EEA briefing says.   The findings of this EEA briefing ‘Financing nature as a solution’ will be discussed at a joint online event with the European Investment Bank at Biodiversity Conference of the Parties COP15 on 14 December 2022. More information is available on the event and registration page. Location field [ad_2] Lees dit artikel en meer van www.eea.europa.eu

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