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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Estonia

Upcoming environmental auditing online courses

All interested in online training on environmental auditing are welcome to register to two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) taking place this autumn:


The INTOSAI WGEA Secretariat has released two training videos on environmental auditing and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The videos can be used and shared freely.

The first is an introductory lesson on environmental auditing. Dr Vivi Niemenmaa provides an overview of the evolution of envir…

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.


International Webinar on “Renewable Energy and Its Audit”

on 6 and 7 September 2021 (two batches)



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 WGEA database can be updated on an ongoing basis. Rather than inserting all the environmental audit…

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 three years. While we are still analysing the results in the Secretariat, here is a small preview on o…

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Finland

10th Survey on Environmental Auditing launched 9 April

The INTOSAI WGEA Secretariat is pleased to inform that the 10th Survey on Environmental Auditing was launched 9th of April.

INTOSAI WGEA surveys have been conducted by each INTOSAI WGEA Chair every three years since the early 1990s. The questionnaire responses have valuably contributed to planni…

Thursday, February 18, 2021 Finland

Visualizations of the 20th INTOSAI WGEA Assembly

It has been one month since our 20th INTOSAI WGEA Assembly meeting. The minutes are on their way and the Seminar Summary on Circular Economy will be published in the upcoming weeks. Before publishing these official documents, we would like to take you back to the highlights of the Assembly meeting w…

Thursday, January 28, 2021 India

Upcoming International Workshop on "Biodiversity"

International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED) is organizing an International Workshop on Biodiversity 22-24 February 2021 and on 1-3 March 2021. Both workshops have the same content. The deadline for the nominations for the first slot of the workshop is already in 10 …

The INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing handed out first INTOSAI WGEA Award – Inspiration in Environmental Auditing for best visualisation. The topic encourages SAIs around the world to communicate their audit results and present their findings in a clear and engaging manner. The Jury ch…

International Centre for Environment Audit & Sustainable Development (iCED), the Global Training Facility (GTF) of INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) recently completed the 8th International Training Programme (ITP).

iCED has been conducting the ITPs in face to face mode at …


Virtual Assembly 2021 –



The 20th INTOSAI WGEA Assembly is almost here! This year we will meet in a virtual venue and the agenda is filled with fantastic speakers, technical features and insightful case studies from all over the world. As the time zones make it difficult…

Monday, November 9, 2020 Finland

Virtual Assembly 2021: Call for papers

Concept note – circular economy and INTOSAI WGEA 2020-2022 projects


Circular economy is attracting increasing interest both in academic discussion and government policies. Circular economy can be defined as the decoupling of economic activity from the consumption of finite resources (Ellen McArt…

Dear INTOSAI Members,

In the spirit of INTOSAI’s motto “Mutual experience benefits all”, the Chair of INTOSAI WGEA, Ms. Tytti Yli-Viikari is pleased to address you with two initiatives connected to the 20th Assembly Meeting of the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) 19–21 January…

SAI India’s International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED) is holding the 8th International Training Programme on “Introduction to Environmental Auditing” in two slots from 23 November – 27 November 2020 and 7 December – 11 December.

Participants can select their part…

The INTOSAI WGEA Secretariat would like to remind members of the National Audit Office of Estonia’s online MOOC on Auditing Water Issues taking place from 2 November – 6 December 2020. The course is free of charge, arranged fully online and self-paced. Facilitators will provide support in the course…

SAI India’s International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED) is holding an international webinar “Climate Change and its implications for Sustainable Development” on 23rd and 24th September 2020. The webinar will include sessions by international speakers on climate chan…

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Thursday, May 28, 2020 Finland

Several MOOCs available in 2020

There are several environmental audit MOOCs available for all those who are interested in the topic. Save the dates and take this useful opportunity to build your own capacity!

SAI Brazil is providing a MOOC on Sustainable Development Goals and Supreme  Audit Institutions. The course is available i…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Finland

INTOSAI WGEA Tree is now available

Since 1998, INTOSAI WGEA has published over 50 research papers, guidance documents and training materials. First publications addressed natural resource accounting and cooperation among SAIs in auditing the international environmental accords. The work evolved to include waste and water issues, biod…

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Finland

Environmental Audit Collection is on its way!

The INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing has collected for several years environmental audits to the database on this web page. The database allows searching audits both according to topic and country and has proved out to be a useful resource for benchmarking among SAIs. Our plan is to e…

The Steering Committee meeting was supposed to take place in magical Marrakech 23 – 26 March 2020. The preparations were going full speed forward when the alerting news from all over the world started to spread. The coronavirus outbreak forced INTOSAI WGEA to make a full U-turn and change the plan f…

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the SC Meeting in Marrakech has been cancelled and will be arranged as a videoconference meeting series that will be held on the planned meeting dates 23-26 March. The Steering Committee members as well as registered participants have been notified of the cancellatio…

Friday, December 20, 2019 Finland

Upcoming environmental audit e-courses

All those interested in environmental audit e-learning are encouraged to book their calendars for two upcoming courses scheduled for January and March 2020:

Thursday, December 19, 2019 Finland

New Work Plan 2020-2022

In 2020-2022 the INTOSAI WGEA will focus its work on three topics: Sustainable transport, Plastic Waste and Climate Finance. These three Work Packages will also contribute to the follow-up and review of the SDGs and providing support for auditing the environmental SDGs.


INTOSAI WGEA Work Plan 20…

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Finland

Transfer of the Secretariat

The INTOSAI WGEA Secretariat was transferred from SAI Indonesia to SAI Finland in November. From now on, you can reach the Secretariat under Warmest thanks for SAI Indonesia for their kind help with all practical matters!

We are pleased to inform you that the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Auditing Waste Management will run from September 9th to October 13th, 2019. This course has been developed within the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing by the National Audit Office of Estonia in collaboration with…

Friday, May 3, 2019 Indonesia

19th INTOSAI WGEA Assembly Meeting

Please save the date on your calendar for the upcoming 19th INTOSAI WGEA Assembly Meeting, scheduled for August 6-9, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Prior to the meeting, a one-day training on Greening the SAIs will be organized on August 5, 2019 by the European Court of Auditors and the National Audit …

INTOSAI WGEA with iCED India is proud to announce the organization of 6th International Training Programme (ITP) on “Introduction to Environmental Auditing” and an International Workshop on “Audit of Waste Management” for audit personnel from INTOSAI member countries from November 26th to December 8…

It is with great pleasure to announce that the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Introduction to Environmental Auditing in the Public Sector, organized by the EUROSAI WGEA Secretariat, will run from 10 September to 7 October 2018. The course, organized already a third time, has been developed by the…

Monday, June 25, 2018 Indonesia

Ninth Survey on Environmental Auditing

INTOSAI WGEA invites your SAI to contribute to the 9th Survey on Environmental Auditing.

This survey contains questions on auditing mandate, environmental audits and their impact, environmental auditing capacity, UN SDGs, co-operation between SAIs, and feedback on the products developed by INTOSAI …

The WGEA Secretariat would like to congratulate ACAG/PASAI RWGEA for their success in conducting their 10th Meeting on 15-17 May 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. 

The programme and discussion at the meeting focused on:

• increasing audit impact and visibility;

• environmental impact, including of our…

With the successful completion of the 18th Assembly Meeting of INTOSAI WGEA held in Bandung, Indonesia, the Audit Board of Indonesia would like to thank the INTOSAI WGEA community for your support, contribution and participation. We hope participants found the meeting fruitful, the stay enjoyable, a…

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 India

International Workshop on Audit of Water Issues

During the 15th Steering Committee meeting of WGEA, it was decided, that iCED would conduct an International Workshop on Audit of Water Issues for Audit Managers of SAIs.  The WGEA has already issued guidelines on “Auditing Water Issues” in 2004 and 2013 and a research project on Marine Environment …

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 India

International Workshop on Audit of Water Issues Invitation

It is our pleasure to inform you that, in line with decision taken during the 15th Steering Committee meeting of WGEA, iCED is organising an International Workshop on Audit of Water Issues for Audit Managers of SAIs. On behalf of Chair WGEA and SAI India, we invite SAIs to send participants to this …

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Indonesia

2017 Annual Audit Reports Collection on Environmental Audits

With regards to the Work Plan 2017-2019, the INTOSAI WGEA would like to conduct an annual audit report collection on environmental audits from INTOSAI members. This aims to update the data base on the audit reports and improve the exchange of information between SAIs all over the world. In line with…

SAI of Indonesia (BPK) in collaboration with INTOSAI WGEA are pleased to invite SAIs to the 4th INTOSAI WGEA International Training on Forestry Audit that will be held in 11 – 14 September 2017 in BPK’s Training Center in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Please find the attachments for:

  1. Invitation Letter
  2. Re…

INTOSAI WGEA would like to cordially invite all INTOSAI Members to attend 7th International Training Programme on'' Introduction to Environmental Auditing'' and ''International workshop on Sustainable Development: Concept and Audit"of the Global Training Facility (GTF), a joint collaboration between…

Thursday, June 15, 2017 United States

Upcoming INTOSAI WGEA 15th Steering Committee meeting

INTOSAI WGEA will organize the 15th Steering Committee meeting on September 11-15, 2017. Hosted by U.S. GAO, the meeting will be conducted in Washington, D.C. Further information on the meeting will forthcoming from the Secretariat.

Monday, May 8, 2017 United Arab Emirates

INTOSAI WGEA exhibition in the XXII INCOSAI Abu Dhabi

In order to disseminate the INTOSAI WGEA product of 2014 – 2016, Secretariat of INTOSAI WGEA open booth exhibition during the XXII INCOSAI in Abu Dhabi. All WGEA products covering research papers, ISSAI reviews, updated guidance were displayed on the booth.

In addition to that, Secretariat also di…

The Chair and Secretariat of INTOSAI WGEA attended the XXII INCOSAI held in Abu Dhabi, UEA in December 2016. During the Congress, the Chair of INTOSAI WGEA presented the output of WGEA workplan for the period of 2014 – 2016. In addition to that, the Congress also have endorsed the 3 ISSAIs series re…

Thursday, March 16, 2017 Indonesia


On 24 – 27 October 2016, the Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia (BPK) hosted the 17th INTOSAI WGEA Assembly Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia. Attended by 115 delegates from 48 SAIs, 4 UN Organizations, and academics, the meeting agreed on the output of the 2014 – 2016 WGEA work plan. Further, the…

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd International Training Program on Introduction to Environmental Auditing held in iCED India was a success. It was held from 16th November untill 30th November 2015. This 3rd GTF Course had 22 participants from 11 countries around the world viz. Bhutan, Federat…

The WGEA Secretariat would like to salute ACAG/PASAI RWGEA on their success delivering their 9th meeting on 10-12 May 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. It is encouraging to see PASAI members in the meeting keen to take part in further cooperative audits on environmental topics, including the environment…

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