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

15-Jul-2021 - NEWS

iCED: 9th International Training Program on Environmental Auditing, International Webinar and International Workshop

We are pleased to inform that SAI India’s International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED) is organising three events on environmental audit in the upcoming months.

 

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23-Jun-2021 - NEWS

The INTOSAI WGEA database is now flexibly available for audit updates

 

The INTOSAI WGEA database has been a valuable source of information and benchmarking for SAIs around the world for over two decades. Therefore, we are pleased to inform that from now on the INTOSAI…

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10-Jun-2021 - NEWS

Less site visits and fewer cooperative audits – the pandemic has affected environmental auditing in several ways

The INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing just conducted its 10th Survey on Environmental Auditing. This global survey that we send to all SAIs, not only our 79 Members, is realized every th…

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