INTOSAI – Working Group on Environmental Auditing

What is WGEA?

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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What's New on the Site?

  • Materials for the 14th SC Meeting now available.

    Materials from the 14th Steering Committee meeting of the INTOSAI WGEA in Cairo, Egypt on 29th September -1 October 2015 are now available on our website. Please contact the Secretariat to access these materials.

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  • INTOSAI WGEA 8th Survey on Environmental Auditing

    We are pleased to announce the INTOSAI WGEA 8th survey on Environmental Auditing. This survey focusses on the auditing work related to environmental matters conducted by SAIs worldwide from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014. We encourage SAIs to spare some time and contribute by submitting your answer by 30 April 2015.

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  • FOCUS ON FRAUD AND CORRUPTION web page has been launched

    The Secretariat has the pleasure to inform that the Focus on Fraud and Corruption web page is now available. Relevant materials to audit the area, including the guidance material can be found here. Additionally, a learning tool has been developed - an excellent assistant and support for the auditors. WGEA would like to thank the SAI of Norway for providing the contents of this web page. Enjoy!

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  • 2014-2016 Work Plan

    A new WGEA Work Plan for 2014-16, including new interesting and challenging topics, was approved by the Assembly in June 2013. You may acquaint yourself with the projects here.

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Last Updated: February 05, 2016

Selection of Environmental Audits


The Secretariat distributed the last Environmental Audit collection form in November among all INTOSAI members. The forms are requested to be sent to the Secretariat by 10 February 2016 at the latest.

EAs can be sent anytime using the same form. The form can be found under News & Events bullet Environmental Audit Collection 2015.

The 2014 Environmental Audits collected by the Secretariat are now available. Among them are cooperative environmental audits which can be found below.

Title Country Issue Summary Full text
Electricity Generation Projects: Additional Data Could Improve Understanding of the Effectiveness of Tax Expenditures United States Domestic funds and subsidies, Energy and energy efficiency English English
Crop Insurance: In Areas with Higher Crop Production Risks, Costs Are Greater, and Premiums May Not Cover Expected Losses (GAO-15-215) United States Domestic funds and subsidies, Agriculture, Disaster Management/Disaster-related Aid English English
Army Corps of Engineers: Efforts to Assess the Impact of Extreme Weather Events United States Other ecosystem issues, Rivers and lakes, Domestic funds and subsidies, Infrastructure, Other human activities/sectors, Transportation, traffic, mobility, Disaster Management/Disaster-related Aid , Other water issues English English
Hanford Waste Treatment: DOE Needs to Evaluate Alternatives to Recently Proposed Projects and Address Technical and Management Challenges United States Domestic funds and subsidies, Other governance issues, Contaminated sites and soil pollution, Radioactive waste English
Freshwater: Supply Concerns Continue, and Uncertainties Complicate Planning United States Drinking water - quality and supply, Water quantity management or management of watersheds English English
Forest Restoration: Adjusting Agencies' Information-Sharing Strategies Could Benefit Landscape-Scale Projects United States Biodiversity, Ecosystem management and ecosystem changes, Other ecosystem issues, Protected areas and natural parks, Species at risk, Other human activities/sectors, Forestry and timber resources English English
Food Safety: FDA and USDA Should Strengthen Pesticide Residue Monitoring Programs and Further Disclose Monitoring Limitations United States Agriculture, Environment and human health, Pesticides English English
Food Safety: USDA Needs to Strengthen Its Approach to Protecting Human Health from Pathogens in Poultry Products United States Agriculture, Environment and human health English
Energy Policy: Information on Federal and Other Factors Influencing U.S. Energy Production and Consumption from 2000 through 2013 United States Domestic funds and subsidies, Energy and energy efficiency English English
Electricity: Generation Mix Has Shifted, and Growth in Consumption Has Slowed, Affecting System Operations and Prices United States Other governance issues, Energy and energy efficiency English English
Drinking Water: EPA Program to Protect Underground Sources from Injection of Fluids Associated with Oil and Gas Production Needs Improvement United States Minerals, such as mining, gas, oil, Drinking water - quality and supply, Pollution of water bodies (such as by industry and agriculture) English
Drinking Water: EPA Has Improved Its Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Program, but Additional Action Is Needed United States Environment and human health, Drinking water - quality and supply, Pollution of water bodies (such as by industry and agriculture) English English
Climate Change: USDA’s Ongoing Efforts Can Be Enhanced with Better Metrics and More Relevant Information for Farmers United States Climate change, Agriculture English English
Chemical Assessments: Agencies Coordinate Activities, but Additional Action Could Enhance Efforts United States Other governance issues, Chemicals management English English
Tradable allowances and the environment Netherlands Local air quality,such as smog, particulates, SO2, NOx, CO2, Market Based Instruments, Agriculture, Fisheries (freshwater and marine) English
Energy saving: ambitions and results Netherlands Market Based Instruments, Local air quality,such as smog, particulates, SO2, NOx, CO2, Agriculture, Fisheries (freshwater and marine) Dutch
Waste shipments Slovenia, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Norway Other waste issues English
Forestry,land use planning and its impact to climate change Malaysia, Indonesia Climate change, Biodiversity, Government greening operations, Sustainable development, Land development, Forestry and timber resources
Coordinated International Audit on Climate Change – Key Implications for Governments and their Auditors (UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol) Canada, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Indonesia, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States Climate change, Domestic funds and subsidies, Sustainable development 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
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
Pacific Regional Report of the Cooperative Performance Audit: Managing Sustainable Fisheries New Zealand, Micronesia (Federated States of), Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu Protection of marine habitat, Environmental management system, Market Based Instruments, Fisheries (freshwater and marine) English

Last Updated: June 24, 2016