Mission & Mandate

Mission

The map including the WGEA members

The Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA), under the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), aims to improve the use of audit mandate and audit instruments in the field of environmental protection policies, by both members of the Working Group and non-member Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). Joint auditing by SAIs of cross border environmental issues and policies, and the audit of international environmental accords, has the Working Group's special attention.

 

Mandate

In order to carry out our mission, the WGEA:

  • Assists supreme audit institutions (SAIs) in acquiring a better understanding of the specific issues involved in environmental auditing;
  • Facilitates exchange of information and experience among SAIs; and
  • Publishes guidelines and other informative material for their use.

 

 

Different working bodies of the INTOSAI WGEA

The INTOSAI WGEA is a large, volunteer organization with a number of distinct bodies and players, each with associated responsibilities. These include the Chair and Secretariat, the full WGEA (the Assembly), the Steering Committee, Project Leaders and project subcommittees, and the Regional Working Groups on environmental auditing. With a view to strengthening the overall functioning of the WGEA and to clarify the key roles and responsibilities for each of bodies, a Roles and Responsibilities document was approved by the Assembly.

 

Principles of cooperation with external organisations

Exchanging knowledge and tools, and sharing information on SAIs’ work on environmental auditing between the INTOSAI WGEA and other international organisations had taken place without an overall strategy. In 2010, a strategy was approved to set the overall principles of cooperation with external organisations.

 

 

News & Events

21-Apr-2021 - NEWS

10th Survey on Environmental Auditing launched 9 April

The INTOSAI WGEA Secretariat is pleased to inform that the 10th Survey on Environmental Auditing was launched 9th of April.

INTOSAI WGEA surveys have been conducted by each INTOSAI WGEA Chair ever…

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18-Feb-2021 - NEWS

Visualization of the 20th INTOSAI WGEA Assembly

It has been one month since our 20th INTOSAI WGEA Assembly meeting. The minutes are on their way and the Seminar Summary on Circular Economy will be published in the upcoming weeks. Before publishing …

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28-Jan-2021 - NEWS

Upcoming International Workshop on "Biodiversity"

International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED) is organizing an International Workshop on Biodiversity 22-24 February 2021 and on 1-3 March 2021. Both workshops have the…

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