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Teresa Higgins is Brand Director of Barbour EHS, a health & safety information service with content from more than 800 providers, covering Health and Safety, Environment, Estate and Facilities Management and International legislation. Teresa has worked at Barbour for over 25 years in total and has been in her current position since 2014. She has always worked in the specialist information sector having also held positions at CCH UK working with tax and accounting specialists and IHS working with Architects, engineers and H&S professionals. As Brand Director, Teresa works with professionals in the industry to make sure Barbour continues to be the market-leading information service.
April 10, 2021

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Webinar: April 2021 environmental legislation update

This environmental update webinar, from Barbour EHS, looks at the latest environmental legislation changes and how they impact your business.

The session was broadcast live on Wednesday 28 April 2020 and can now be accessed, on-demand.

It features:

  • The Environment Bill including long-term legally binding targets;
  • New ‘green watchdog’ – the Office for Environmental Protection;
  • Policy Statement on Environmental Principles;
  • 6th Carbon Budget;
  • Corporate reporting.



Martin BaxterMartin Baxter, Director of Policy and External Affairs, IEMA

Martin Baxter leads on IEMA’s policy and external engagement activity. He works in the UK, and internationally, to support the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient, and sustainable economy.

Martin is a regular media spokesperson on a range of business sustainability topic areas. He has extensive experience of networking and communicating at all levels, including with senior parliamentarians, Government officials, business leaders, and academia.

Martin has national and international experience in developing and negotiating global and European standards and developing capacity for effective and widespread implementation. He is chair of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) sub-committee on environmental management systems and head of the UK delegation. Martin is a board member of IEMA and also the Society for the Environment (SocEnv). He is a Fellow of IEMA and the RSA, and a Chartered Environmentalist.

Begonia FilgueiraBegonia Filgueira, LLB (Hons), Solicitor and Spanish Abogada, FIEMA

Begonia is a commercial environment and climate change lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising companies, developers, the public sector and law firms.

Her practise covers all aspects of environment and climate change regulation including, waste, asbestos, water, environmental liabilities, project finance, prosecutions, judicial reviews, green finance, ESG, human rights and climate change governance. Before joining Acuity, Begonia worked at several magic-circle law firms and most recently headed up the Environment Practice of a national law firm.

An expert in her field, Begonia is a trusted advisor to Boards advising on managing environmental risk and enabling resilience through climate change governance. She trains and updates professionals on environmental law and has given expert evidence to the House of Lords on new environmental legislation and continues to support Parliamentary Committees with her expertise.

Begonia is MD of the ERIC Group Ltd, sits on a number of boards and co-chairs UKELA’s post Brexit Governance and Devolution Group.

Teresa HigginsTeresa Higgins, Brand Director, Barbour EHS, Moderator

As head of Barbour EHS, Teresa is continuously working with Health, Safety, Environmental, Estate’s and Facilities professionals to develop services that help and support busy roles.

Teresa has worked for Barbour for a total of 30 years and been instrumental in the success of the business over that period. She has been in this current position since 2014 and previously also held roles at CCH UK, now known as Croner and IHS.


Click here to listen, on-demand, to the April 2021 health & safety legislation update webinar.

In association with:

Barbour EHS


If you missed April’s health & safety legislation update webinar, you can listen back on-demand, here.

In the session, Turnstone Law’s Simon Joyston-Bechal provided the latest advice on staying within the laws regarding COVID-19, staff returning to the workplace, vaccination requirements and how you should go on social distancing arrangements.

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