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
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: February 03, 2016