Mission & Mandate

Mission

 

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

04-May-2022 - NEWS

INTOSAI WGEA has published an experience sharing report on the Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) approach written by SAI Philippines

The CPA report prepared by SAI Philippines is published in the context of the INTOSAI WGEA Work Plan 2020-2022, under the Work Package 6 on experience sharing and capacity building.

SAI Philippines ha…

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20-Apr-2022 - NEWS

Save the date! The 21st Assembly of the INTOSAI WGEA on 4-6 July 2022

The 21st INTOSAI WGEA Assembly meeting will be held on July 4-6 and the first time in a hybrid format. This year, the host of the Assembly is SAI Maldives. Due to the uncertainties caused by the pande…

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30-Mar-2022 - NEWS

New Blog Series

The WGEA Secretariat has published a new blog series which aims to explore different and relevant environmental topics and audit questions. 

 The first blog post gives an overview of the environmenta…

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