Eveline Jonkhoff studied Biology at the University of Amsterdam with specialisations in Environment & Society, toxicology and environmental legislation. She started her career at the City of Amsterdam in the field of waste-to-energy and sustainable development as project-leader, advisor and marketing manager. Since 2008 she has been working as strategic advisor on sustainable development. Since 2013 she mainly focuses on circular economy.
She is responsible for the Amsterdam Circular Economy program which started in 2015 with an in-depth research into the potential of a circular economy. Amsterdam was awarded the World Smart City Award in 2017 based on the integrated strategy and program on circular economy.
Recently the city launched the new integrated five-year strategy Amsterdam Circular and the first City Portrait showing the local and global impact of the city on environment and society. Both the strategy and the city portrait are based on the Doughnut Economy model by Kate Raworth.
From 2017 to 2019 Eveline Jonkhoff was also chair of the Eurocities task force on circular economy.