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

13-Sep-2022 - NEWS

Looking Back at the 30-Year History of the WGEA: Video Out Now

INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) was founded in 1992. The 30th anniversary of the WGEA was celebrated on July 6, 2022, at the 21st INTOSAI WGEA Assembly. In celebration of the an…

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02-Sep-2022 - NEWS

WGEA Publishes Five New Reports

As the Work Plan period 2020-2022 is coming to an end, the INTOSAI WGEA is proud to publish its five final Work Packages. These Work Packages focus on five different thematic areas:

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13-Jul-2022 - NEWS

Upcoming iCED courses

International Centre for Environment Audit & Sustainable Development (iCED) is organising an online Webinar on “Clean Water and Sanitation” (26th and 27th September 2022), 10th International Train…

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