PREPARATIONS FOURTH MEETING WORKING GROUP IN TALLINN
At the fourth meeting of the Working Group in Tallinn not only the documents which are prepared according to the Work Plan will be discussed, but also the activities for the next period (1999 - 2001). A document with proposals on this subject is included in the Working Group-book (Tab 8).
The meeting-documents have been sent to all members of the Working Group on the 12th of August. The document on standards and guidelines has been sent a week later. We hope that all members have received the documents by now. Please contact us if you haven't got them yet.
REQUEST TO MEMBERS
The chair would like to ask the Working Group members to prepare a short speech (about 2 or 3 minutes) on environmental audits which are being executed by their SAI at the moment or other relevant issues.
SUPPLEMENTS WORKING GROUP BOOK
Supplements to the Working Group Book will be distributed in the hotel. These additional documents will be handed over to you by the hotel personnel or you will find it in your room.
CANADIAN SAI INTERESTED IN SPECIAL TYPES OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITS
The Office of the Auditor General is interested to know whether any member countries have completed, or are contemplating, audits/studies in the following areas:
compliance and enforcement with major environmental legislation;
finding the right mix of policy tools (ranging from monetary incentives to education to command and control ) to promote environmentally responsible behaviour;
performance measures for compliance with major environmental legislation;
the use of risk assessment and risk management techniques to develop a regulatory framework for the control of toxic substances;
best practices for building accountability frameworks into intra-national environmental partnerships/agreements (i.e. between federal/provincial or state/municipal jurisdictions).
If anyone has completed such an audit or study, or is contemplating such an audit or study, could they contact Wayne Cluskey or Dan Rubenstein at the Office of the Auditor General/ Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable development, 240 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario,Canada, K1A 0G6; fax 613-914-8286, email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
SAI OF POLAND AT THE MEETING
On suggestion of the Norwegians the SAI of Poland was invited to attend the fourth meeting of the Working group as observer. This SAI has specific experience with the auditing of international accords. It cooperated for instance with the SAI of the Czech Republic
CHANGE OF REPRESENTATIVES SAI OF MALTA
Saskia Stuiveling welcomes William Peplow, director of audit, as representative of the SAI of Malta in the Working Group on Environmental Auditing. Mr. Peplow replaces John Mallia, who has resigned his post at the Audit Office of Malta. The chair thanks Mr. Mallia for his contribution to the Working Group.
WEATHER IN TALLINN
The forecast for the weather in Tallinn for Thursday, 4 September, is : there will be partly cloudy skies with periods of sunshine. The high temperature will be 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius), and overnight low 51 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius). On Friday 5 September there will also be partly cloudy skies with perods of sunshine. The high temperature will be 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius), and the overnight low 46 degrees Fahrenheit (8 degrees Celsius). You can find the weatherforecast on the internet: <http://www.usatoday.com/weather/basemaps/nw260380.htm
Edited by The Netherlands Court of Audit
Corresponding address: Mrs. Karin Gabor
2500 EA Den Haag
Dr. Helmut Berger
Mr. John Magne Birkeland
Mr. Joe Cavanagh
Mr. Wayne Cluskey
Mrs. Karin Gabor
Mr. Peter Guerrero
United States of America
Mr. Peter Gray
Mrs. Henny Hendriks
Dr. Rafael Hernán Contreras
Mrs. Sylvia van Leeuwen
Mr. Olav Lüüs
Mr. Martin Matthews
Mr. Joergen Mohr
Mr. Mvondo Akame Mekulu
Mr. Johan Henry Norvalls
Mr. Dexter Peach
United States of America
Mr. William Peplow
Mr. Graham Randall
Mrs. Andrea Schagowitz
Mrs. Saskia J. Stuiveling (chair)
Mrs. Ali van der Tempel
Mr. Lic. Luis Fernando Vargas Benavides
Mr. Klaus Werner
Please let us know if the list is incorrect or incomplete.
Volume 21, Number 1, July 2020
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The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) is the professional organization of supreme audit institutions (SAI) in countries that belong to the United Nations or its specialized agencies. INTOSAI was founded in 1953 and has grown from the original 34 countries to a membership of over 180 SAIs.