Douwe Jan Joustra is a system-ecologist based on his eduction in forestry, landscaping
and nature-management. He worked as professional for NGO's, private companies and
Joustra was program coordinator Cradle to Cradle within Dutch government during the
period 2007-2010. He also was program manager of the Dutch Innovation program Climate
neutral Cities (2010-2012). In the Netherlands and international he is an expert
on Circular Economy in business and the performance of governments.
As senior strategist/consultant in Circular Economy, Joustra is involved in many
projects. He is partner in the Dutch RACE-coalition (Realization Acceleration Circular
Economy), strategist on implementation of Circular Economy in the economic policy
of the Province Zeeland, advisor on Resilient Cities for the Netherlands Enterprise
Agency and Rockefeller Foundation (100 Resilient Cities network). He is also chairman
of the 'Joke Waller-Hunter initiative' advisory board.
Key competences of him are the ability to work in multi-stakeholder processes, with
transdisciplinary themes from a systems perspective. He knows how to manage transitions
from practice and has a strong feeling for the energetic society: how can people
get incorporated in new programs. Building Nature with Nature is his practical solution,
day by day. Joustra is director/owner of ICE-Amsterdam. ICE (I See) is his think
tank, research- an consultancy bureau on realization of visions, inspiration, implementation
and innovation on circular economy, business- and policy development.