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what we're all about

The decisions we make in our daily lives are often driven by cost and convenience. Our habits, and the goods and services we consume form complex systems with branching effects on the environment and society.

 

There is an abundance of innovation and information out there, and an unprecedented aspiration for a cleaner, greener future. But making sense of it all is a difficult task in itself despite our best intentions. 

 

The Join the Dots podcast unpacks the science and data behind the choices we make in our daily lives. We’ll never try to sell you anything, but we’ll do our best to make the science behind our choices and habits accessible, clear, and even fun.

 
(pre-covid recording session!)
(picture of us taken pre-covid!)

We want to take experts and scientists off their pedestals not because we want to put them down, but to show that science changes its mind all the time and that’s fine. We are constantly exposed to new evidence and new ways of looking at what is around us. Join us and have a laugh about data and science – we promise it’s possible!  

 

We are three science and policy advisers (and nerds) dedicated to the environment and making science available to all. We believe that science and knowledge can be understood by all. Science should not be a privilege for an elite few, but a resource for all to use and further enrich.  

who we are

your hosts

Ece Ozdemiroglu is an environmental economist. She set up the UK’s first environmental economics consultancy, eftec, in 1992 and has been working on a variety of environmental issues for a diversity of government and business decision makers. She believes good evidence needs to be paired with good communication to solve problems. She is a member of the UK Network of Environmental Economists and the Climate Change Committee and a Fellow of the RSA. Ece also writes and performs for the stage.

sabine

Dr. Sabine E. Apitz is a marine geochemist and environmental scientist and the Director of SEA Environmental Decisions providing advice on how one uses cross-disciplinary science to support stakeholder-engaged environmental policy, management and decision making. With more than 30 years’ experience in marine and environmental research, Sabine has also served on many national and international technical advisory, expert and review panels. She is a senior editor of the Journal of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management and a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  

Jill Duggan is an expert in climate and energy policy and the Executive Director of Environmental Defense Fund Europe.  She has worked predominantly on climate and energy policy for the past two decades: as a UK civil servant, for a think tank in the US, for the European Commission, for the energy industry and leading business groups. She is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs.  Jill enjoys getting facts out in the open and challenging the status quo.

who we are

your hosts

Ece Ozdemiroglu is an environmental economist. She set up the UK’s first environmental economics consultancy, eftec, in 1992 and has been working on a variety of environmental issues for a diversity of government and business decision makers. She believes good evidence needs to be paired with good communication to solve problems. She is a member of the UK Network of Environmental Economists and the Climate Change Committee and a Fellow of the RSA. Ece also writes and performs for the stage.

sabine

Dr. Sabine E. Apitz is a marine geochemist and environmental scientist and the Director of SEA Environmental Decisions providing advice on how one uses cross-disciplinary science to support stakeholder-engaged environmental policy, management and decision making. With more than 30 years’ experience in marine and environmental research, Sabine has also served on many national and international technical advisory, expert and review panels. She is a senior editor of the Journal of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management and a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  

Jill Duggan is an expert in climate and energy policy and the Executive Director of Environmental Defense Fund Europe.  She has worked predominantly on climate and energy policy for the past two decades: as a UK civil servant, for a think tank in the US, for the European Commission, for the energy industry and leading business groups. She is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs.  Jill enjoys getting facts out in the open and challenging the status quo.

We live in and around London, and we hail from Turkey (Ece) and the US (Sabine), and Jill is a born-and-bred Londoner. 

The views we express in the podcast are our own.

behind the scenes

Neil McKeown | Composer and sound designer

Creator of our sound ID and ear of the team, Neil has made us realise that how you sound is just as important as what you say!

Get to know him better at neilsounds.com

Tara Uygur | Podcast production

Podcast production, research assistant, web designer, fixer of problems and social media magic-maker. 

Make her happy by sending an episode suggestion or feedback on our contact page!

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