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As the world meets again for a Climate Conference, it is a good opportunity to remind about the vital interconnection of the nexus climate and biodiversity, one of the projects of the INTOSAI WGEA Workplan 2023-2025. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-…

Monday, October 2, 2023 Finland
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Green Budgeting – useful perspective for SAIs

Dealing with climate change - and with the other pressing issues of sustainability requires a budgetary response. The OECD has been working with Member Countries to identify and share best practice - notably through the Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting. For the INTOSAI Working Group on Environ…

The INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) holds an audit database that includes many relevant audits on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are under review at the High Level Political Forum 2023. The audits on SDG 6 Clean Water, SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy as well a…

The INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing has started to implement a new Work Plan 2023-2025. The Work Plan projects are organised under two thematic hubs: climate and biodiversity, as well as green economy. This blog shines light on problems related to these topics, the new WGEA projects,…

It should not come as a surprise to anyone that climate change and its consequences have a significant risk to our societies and economies. Thankfully, the concepts of climate change mitigation and adaptation have made the headlines in the international climate change discourse. However, in recent y…

Monday, March 28, 2022 Finland
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The Environmental Costs of Armed Conflicts

The costs of armed conflicts are not only high for humanity, but also for the environment. Undoubtedly armed conflicts cause losses of lives and human suffering that continues well beyond the end of armed hostilities. However, armed conflicts also come with a high price for the environment. Militari…

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