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

22-Jan-2021 - NEWS

SAIs of Indonesia and Slovenia win the first INTOSAI WGEA Award for best visualisation

The INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing handed out first INTOSAI WGEA Award – Inspiration in Environmental Auditing for best visualisation. The topic encourages SAIs around the world to co…

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18-Dec-2020 - NEWS

iCED recently completed the 8th International Training Programme

International Centre for Environment Audit & Sustainable Development (iCED), the Global Training Facility (GTF) of INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) recently completed the 8th…

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15-Jan-2021 - NEWS

The Agenda for the Virtual Assembly 2021 is now available!

The INTOSAI WGEA

Virtual Assembly 2021 –

AGENDA

 

The 20th INTOSAI WGEA Assembly is almost here! This year we will meet in a virtual venue and the agenda is filled with fantastic speakers, technic…

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