Spring Session on Environmental Governance

The 2018 EWGEA Spring Session was focused on environmental governance, both at the state and European level. A particular focus of the seminar was the concept of good governance, with environment its specific point of reference.

Deeper understanding and audit examples on the following topics were sought for: sustainable development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, Strategic Environmental Assessment of public plans and programmes, Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters.

The Spring Session was hosted by the SAI of Finland on 26-27 April 2018 in Helsinki.

Report of the Spring Session

Final Programme | List of participants

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  Group Photo from the Helsinki Spring Session

Keynote Presentations
European Court of AuditorsDr Vivi NiemenmaaEnvironmental GovernanceView presentation
Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development, Ministry of
the Environment of FinlandMs Annika Lindblom
The Finnish Government’s approach to sustainable development and SDGsView presentation
National Sustainable Development Monitoring Network, Prime Minister’s Office of Finland
Mr Sami Pirkkala
Monitoring, follow-up and evaluation of national Agenda 2030 implementationView presentation
Hendrikson & Ko
Mr Heikki Kalle
Strategic Environmental AssessmentView presentation
Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission
Mr Robert Konrad
Commission Action Plan on Environmental Compliance and GovernanceView presentation
SAI Presentations
SAI United KindgomMs Katy LosseSustainability overviews: the UK NAO’s experience of auditing environmental governance in government departmentsView presentation
SAI UkraineMs Anna KozlovaThe experience of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine in carrying out audits related to Sustainable Development GoalsView presentation
SAI NetherlandsMs Sadaf QutbyarNetherlands Court of Audit: Preparedness Review SDGsView presentation
SAI BrazilMr Dashiell CostaOLACEFS Coordinated Audit on SDG Target 2.4 – Sustainable Food ProductionView presentation
SAI EstoniaMs Airi AndressonIntroduction to The Aarhus Convention on Access to
Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
View presentation
SAI SloveniaMs Lejla MarinkoIntegrating environmental issues (Natura 2000) into sectoral policiesView presentation
SAI Cyprus
Mr Sotiris Christofi
Case study: development in an environmentally sensitive areaView presentation
SAI EstoniaMs Eva-Maria AsariStakeholder engagement and participatory auditingView presentation
SAI of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Ms Rosica Shalevikj Hrisovska
Granting of permits and collection of fees from operators whose installations affect the environmentView presentation
SAI Estonia (Chair of EWGEA)
Ms Tuuli Rasso
News from the EUROSAI WGEA SecretariatView presentation