INTOSAI – Working Group on Environmental Auditing

Focus on waste: International organizations and websites

Information about waste and waste management is available on websites of international organizations, where there is a glossary and information on

  • waste causes, effects, indicators, and statistics;
  • instruments to improve waste management;
  • possible solutions;
  • life-cycle of waste; and
  • other waste issues, including solid waste, hazardous waste, and radioactive waste.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP—Vital Waste Graphics

UNEP Waste Management - Production and Consumption Unit

UNEP United Nations System—Wide Earthwatch

UNEP—Agenda 21, Chapters on Waste

World Bank

World Bank—Urban Solid Waste Management

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization—Waste Management

World Health Organization—Healthcare waste

World Health Organization—Regional Office for South-East Asia

Europe and the European Union (EU)

EUROPA European Commission—Waste

EUROPA: European Union—Summaries of Legislation for Waste Management

European Topic Centre on Resource and Waste Management

European Environment Agency—Waste

European Environmental Bureau—Waste

Other International or Regional Organizations

IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency—Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety

Nuclear Energy Agency

OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development—Waste

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency—OECD—Radioactive waste management

South Pacific Regional Environment Programme—solid waste management

Links to information bases where you have to search on waste

European Environment Information and Observation Network

The Asian Network for Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste

Links to capacity builders

The WGEA and the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) entered into a partnership to develop and deliver a two-week training course on environmental auditing for SAIs in 2002-03. Waste was one of the four key environmental issues covered in the course. Information about the training program is available at IDI/WGEA—Environmental auditing Training Program. SAIs may contact IDI to receive the training material for the two-week workshop UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training and Research on chemicals waste and Environmental Governance.