Partnership with UNDP results in training on ClimateScanner for audit institutions
The Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of the project's Executive Group began pilot application testing of the tool in August, following the validation of assessment components. The group is represented by the following countries: Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, United Arab Emirates, United States, Slovakia, Philippines, Finland, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Morocco, New Zealand, Kenya, United Kingdom, Thailand, in addition to the European Court of Auditors.
ClimateScanner is a global initiative that has the technical and financial support of several institutions, such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) in the areas of climate, gender equality, digital transformation, and financing for development.
The tangible result of this partnership was the onsite training offered by UNDP to the TCU team that coordinates the ClimateScanner. The meetings were held on August 3, 4, and 5 at the Serzedello Côrrea Institute (ISC). The goal was to facilitate the organization and understanding of countries' commitments under the main international climate agreements: the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement. The different reports and documents produced by the countries were also addressed to highlight the measures taken to seek the achievement of the established goals.
The TCU shared the knowledge gained during the training with the other Executive Group teams, along with guidance on how to use these documents and reports for the ClimateScanner. During September, UNDP has supported the TCU, through virtual meetings, in clarifying any doubts of Supreme Audit Institutions.
About the initiative
The ClimateScanner is an initiative led by the TCU as chair of INTOSAI. Following the development of the methodology in 2023, it is hoped that approximatelyround 100 SAIs will participate in the tool's application in 2024, generating a global movement to assess government actions to combat climate change - something unprecedented in terms of joint and simultaneous external control efforts worldwide. The work will be a relevant contribution from SAIs and INTOSAI on the climate crisis, which is currently humanity's most pressing global challenge.