INTOSAI’s Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Supreme Audit Institutions (OLACEFS) has a Regional Working Group on Environmental Auditing (RWGEA) known as the Environmental Special Technical Committee, which was created in November 1998 during the 8th General Assembly of the OLACEFS. The Committee first met in May 1999 and the Brazilian Court of Audit coordinated the Committee since November 2000. As of April 2009 the Chair of the Committee was the Office of the Auditor General of Argentina. For the period 2015-2017, the Paraguayan SAI (Contraloría General de la República de Paraguay) assumed the Presidency Environmental Special Technical Committee of OLACEFS (Comisión de Medio Ambiente - COMTEMA). Since January 2018, SAI Brazil (Tribunal de Contas da União) is the chair of the Committee. The Committee’s main mission is to develop studies and documents that support the work of SAIs in the area of environmental management. The Committee also intends to offer long-distance training on environmental auditing. The main focus areas of the current term are protected areas, audit methodologies, SDGs, strategic planning (2020-2026), strategic alliances and partnerships as well as capacity building.
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