Auditor General chairs the meeting of the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing in Qatar

Toomas Mattson | 1/26/2009 | 12:00 AM

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TALLINN, 26 January 2009 - Auditor General Mihkel Oviir, who has been the Chairman of the Working Group on Environmental Auditing of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) since November 2007, will chair the 12th work meeting that will be held in Doha, Qatar from 25 to 29 January 2009. The Estonian delegation also includes Director of the National Audit Office Tõnis Saar, Audit Director of the Performance Audit Department Tarmo Olgo, Senior Auditors Airi Andresson and Rainer Kuuba, and the Secretariat of the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing which consists of its Head Olavi Tammemäe and Senior Advisers Margit Lassi and Kairi Raudsepp.

Organising and chairing the 12th work meeting of the Working Group on Environmental Auditing during its first working period of 2008 to 2010 is an important event for Estonia as the presiding country of INTOSAI WGEA. The National Audit Office of Qatar is the host for this work meeting. 170 participants from the supreme audit institutions of 69 countries and the representatives of various international organisations, such as UNEP, IUCN, UNFCCC, the World Bank, have registered for the work meeting.
Since global climate change is the underlying subject of the working period, the meeting will focus on the practical opportunities of auditing the impact of global changes and the implementation of international agreements and conventions, discuss the sustainable use of natural resources, draft guidelines on auditing climatic change and sustainable power engineering, and also the connections between climatic change and biological diversity and the possibilities and practice of reducing the ecological footprint of supreme audit institutions themselves.
The International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions was established in 1953. The National Audit Office of Estonia has been a member of the INTOSAI since 1992. We have been participating in the Working Group on Environmental Auditing since 1996.

Go to http://www.wgea.org for further information.

Toomas Mattson
Communication Manager of National Audit Office
Telephone: 6400 777
Mob: 51 34900
E-mail: toomas.mattson@riigikontroll.ee

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