INTOSAI – Working Group on Environmental Auditing

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The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) is the professional organization of supreme audit institutions (SAI) in countries that belong to the United Nations or its specialized agencies. INTOSAI was founded in 1953 and has grown from the original 34 countries to a membership of over 180 SAIs.

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Selection of Environmental Audits


The Secretariat distributed the last Environmental Audit collection form in the end of October among all INTOSAI members. The forms are requested to be sent to the Secretariat by 30 November 2014 at the latest.

EAs can be sent anytime using the same form. The form can be found under News & Events bullet Environmental Audit Collection 2011.

Title Country Issue Summary Full text
Endangered Sea Turtles: Better Coordination, Data Collection, and Planning Could Improve Federal Protection and Recovery Efforts United States Ecosystem management and ecosystem changes, Protection of marine habitat, Species at risk, Marine pollution English
Pacific Regional Report of the Cooperative Performance Audit: Access to Safe Drinking Water New Zealand, Cook Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Kiribati, Fiji, Palau, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga, Papua New Guinea Drinking water - quality and supply English English
European Union Development Assistance for Drinking-Water Supply and Basic Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Countries European Court of Auditors Domestic funds and subsidies, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental management system, International funds and subsidies, such as Global Environmental Facility (GEF), Sustainable development, Drinking water - quality and supply, Water quantity management or management of watersheds English
Indigenous Protected Areas Australia Protected areas and natural parks, Other governance issues, Environment and human health English English
Coordinated performance audit on the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru Climate change, Other governance issues Spanish English
Audit on the fulfilment of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) Portugal Protected areas and natural parks, Wetlands, Environmental management system, Other water issues English Portugese
Emissions trading to limit climate change - Does it work? (UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol) Norway, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden Climate change, Environmental management system, Other governance issues, Energy and energy efficiency English
Protection of forests from wildland fires by the Department of Forestry and Range Resources Botswana Ecosystem management and ecosystem changes, Forestry and timber resources English English
Audit Results of Land Management and Land Funds of 24 Cities and Counties from 2009 to 2010 China Domestic funds and subsidies, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental management system, Agriculture, Land development, Transportation, traffic, mobility English
The costs of the nuclear power sector: Thematic Public Report France Other air issues, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental management system, Strategic environmental assessment (SEA), Sustainable development, Chemicals management, Cultural heritage, Energy and energy efficiency, Environment and human health, Infrastructure, Land development, Natural disaster management: preparedness responses, Other human activities/sectors, Urban environment quality (sustainability), Contaminated sites and soil pollution, Hazardous waste, Municipal, solid, non-hazardous waste, Radioactive waste French
Adaptation to climate change – are governments prepared? Norway, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Malta, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Ukraine, European Court of Auditors Climate change, Agriculture, Forestry and timber resources, Other issues, Drinking water - quality and supply English
Non-achievement of objectives of control of pollution caused by leather tanneries India Pollution of water bodies (such as by industry and agriculture), Wastewater treatment English English
Briefing for the Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee on international development aid and the environment United Kingdom Climate change, International funds and subsidies, such as Global Environmental Facility (GEF), Environment and human health, Radioactive waste English English

Last Updated: January 28, 2013