EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing about Green transition

The Green transition is a multi-aspect action plan also referred to as the Green deal. It aims at avoiding a natural environment disaster caused by human activity. Its objective is also to provide EU member states with modern, resource-saving and competitive solutions in the economy.

NIK President Marian Banaś opening annual meeting of the EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing
NIK President Marian Banaś opening an annual meeting of the EUROSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing

The Green deal will be financed from funds making up one third of the EUR 1.8 trillion earmarked for investments as part of the economic recovery package NextGenerationEU and from the EU seven-year budget.

The participants of today’s meeting, apart from plenary sessions, take part in works of thematic groups: Energy, Climate, Industry and Green Financing. During the conference they have an opportunity to exchange experiences from already conducted or planned audits referring to the Green deal activities of individual countries. Similar debates often result in decisions made by several SAIs to take up a joint audit project.

An example of such an initiative in recent years was a European audit on air quality and now this is an on-going audit on plastic waste. It needs to be stressed that NIK has chaired works of the WGEA Group since June 2020.  Due to the pandemic-related restrictions the meeting is held online and is attended by nearly 100 persons representing a few tens of SAIs all over Europe.

NIK President Marian Banaś and representatives of NIK Department of Environment and NIK Branch in Cracow
NIK President Marian Banaś and representatives of NIK Department of Environment and NIK Branch in Cracow

 

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Marta Połczyńska
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