INTOSAI WGEA Projects for 2023-2025

The goals of the INTOSAI WGEA 2023–2030 Strategy are implemented in 2023-2025 through six projects which focuses on two overall themes 1) Climate and Biodiversity, and 2) Green Economy.

Hubs Workplan Themes 3 2023


Climate and Biodiversity Hub

Climate change is a fundamental challenge to the environment and world economy as well as public sector budgets. As there is an increasing need for urgent action, it is important that the adopted policies, measures, and funding are effective, and this is where the SAIs can play an important role.

Climate is also the topic that WGEA member SAIs have expressed the most interest in from recent surveys. In the WGEA member survey conducted in 2020, it was the second most popular topic for future action, right after sustainable development. In the 2021 global WGEA survey, climate change adaptation was the most popular audit topic for SAIs in next few years, as was the 13 SDG on climate action.

Over ten years ago in 2010, the INTOSAI WGEA published a global collaborative audit on climate change. Whereas the coordinated audits have usually taken place at the WGEA regions, this was the first global cooperative audit. Ever since, there has been an increasing call for new global collaborative audits. The 2023-2025 work plan answers to this with two joint projects.  In addition, the work plan includes a more conceptual project that considers the interlinkages between climate and biodiversity and methodological development around systems thinking.

Projects under the hub:


Green Economy Hub

According to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), a green economy is defined as low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive. In a green economy, growth in employment and income are driven by public and private investment into economic activities, infrastructure and assets that allow reduced carbon emissions and pollution, enhanced energy and resource efficiency, and prevention of the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Under the green economy hub, the INTOSAI WGEA attempts to increase awareness of the economic impacts of environmental issues and their implications to public sector budgets.

Projects under the hub:

News & Events

23-Feb-2024 - NEWS

Recent issue of Greenlines presents a feature story on planetary health

The INTOSAI WGEA Greenlines Newsletter’s latest edition was published in January. The edition’s feature story focuses on planetary health, where Professor Ilona M. Otto describes how systems supportin…

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13-Feb-2024 - NEWS

Recordings of the first day of the 22nd INTOSAI WGEA Assembly out now!

The recordings of the first day of the 22nd INTOSAI WGEA Assembly have now been published on the Secretariat’s Youtube-channel. The sessions can be found as individual videos to enable watching only a…

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06-Feb-2024 - NEWS

Key messages from the 22nd INTOSAI WGEA Assembly

The 22nd INTOSAI WGEA Assembly was held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 22 – 24 January 2024. On the last day of the Assembly, participants gathered together to discuss the themes raised throughout the Assembl…

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