​The 16th Annual Meeting was held from 26-28 September 2018 in Bratislava, Slovakia.


Central topics of the meeting:
  • Climate Change
  • Increasing the Impact of Environmental Audit

A training seminar on climate change related data was held one day prior to the Annual Meeting, on 25 September 2018. Read more about it here.


Presentations from the meeting

Day 1: Auditing Climate Change
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Comenius University
Prof Milan Lapin
​Climate change issues in Slovakia and Europe
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​European Commission, DG Climate Action
Ms Terhi Lehtonen
​EU Climate Action – Implementing 2030 targets
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​Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
Dr Simon Buckle
​The climate challenge – an OECD perspective on policies and finance
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​SAI Germany
Mr Sascha Baum
​Fragmentation of governmental responsibilities as a challenge for climate change policy. Audit example: Flood protection
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​SAI Latvia
Mr Jānis Salenieks
​Effectiveness of allocated funds to mitigate climate change in Latvia and financial impact of audit results
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​SAI Slovakia
Mr Vladimír Maťuš
​Audit of the flood preventive measures in the Slovak Republic
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​U.S. Government Accountability Office
Mr Alfredo Gomez
​GAO's climate change work
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Day 2: Increasing the impact of environmental audits


​SAI Bulgaria
Ms Katya Nedialkova, Ms Tsvetelina Nikolova-Manolova
​Increasing the impact of audit on the example of audit on air quality
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​SAI Cyprus
Mr Akis Kikas
​Increasing the impact of environmental audits – finding allies
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​SAI Malta
Mr William Peplow
​The impact of environmental audits relating to designating and management of protected marine areas
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​SAI Kuwait
Mr Adel Alkoot, Mr Mohammad Alzaabi
​Impact of environmental audits
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​SAI Ukraine
Mr Viktor Bohun, Ms Liliia Prudyvus 
​Environmental Audits: conducting practice and the evaluation of the results
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​SAI Hungary
Ms Júlia Szappanos
​Raising awareness – messages of environmental audits
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Day 3: Business meeting

​SAI Estonia
Ms Kristiina Visnapuu
​Cooperative audit: Energy efficiency of public sector buildings
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​SAI Malta
Mr William Peplow
​Joint Cooperative Audit: Are mechanisms in place to ascertain the designation and effective management of MPAs within the Mediterranean Sea?
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​SAI Netherlands
Ms Sadaf Qutbyar
​Cooperative audit on Air Quality
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​SAI Slovakia
Mr Igor Blaško
​Air quality in Slovakia
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​SAI Belarus
Mr Dzmitry Zakharau, Mr Stepan Dubnitsky
​International Coordinated Audit on Protection of the Bug River Catchment Area from Pollution
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​SAI Estonia/Secretariat of EWGEA
Ms Tuuli Rasso
​EUROSAI WGEA: Activities and plans
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​SAI Kuwait
Mr Adel Alkoot, Mr Mohammad Alzaabi
​ARABOSAI RWGEA: Progress report and activities
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