Eveline Jonkhoff studied Biology at the University of Amsterdam with specialisations on 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 worked as strategic advisor on sustainable development. And as a logical next step since 2013 with a main focus 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 5 year strategy Amsterdam Circular and the first city portrait based on Doughnut Economics.
From 2017 to 2019 Eveline Jonkhoff was also chairing the Eurocities task force on circular economy.