|Born||28 May 1943 
Essen, Germany 
|Occupation||ecologist, consultant, writer, television producer |
|Children||Alexis Girardet Stefan Girardet|
|Parent(s)||Herbert Girardet, Ingrid Girardet |
Herbert Girardet is co-founder of the World Future Council. From 1996 to 2008 Herbert was chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a patron of the Soil Association, UK, and a visiting professor at University of the West of England. In 2003 Girardet was the inaugural Adelaide Thinker in Residence, advising South Australian Premier Mike Rann on his government's sustainability policies and how to reduce Adelaide's carbon footprint. Girardet advised Rann on his urban forests, Zero Waste, recycling and renewable energy policies. He is a recipient of a UN Global 500 Award "for outstanding environmental achievements".
Herbert Girardet's thirteen books include Earthrise (1992), The Gaia Atlas of Cities (1992), Creating Sustainable Cities (1999), Cities, People, Planet (2004), Shaping our Future (2005), Surviving the Century (2007) and Creating Regenerative Cities (2015).
- Environment Encyclopedia and Directory 2010, p. 555.
- Page about Herbert Girardet at worldfuturecouncil.org Archived 2015-09-25 at the Wayback Machine.
- Growing A Great Future: The SA Urban Forests - Million Trees Program Archived 2014-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
- Herbert Girardet (2007). Surviving the century: facing climate chaos and other global challenges Earthscan.
- Be the change: 2007 speakers Archived 2011-08-09 at the Wayback Machine.
- WFC management: Herbert Girardet, Co-Founder Archived 2011-05-23 at the Wayback Machine.
- Girardet, Herbert - biographical resumé at clubofrome.org Accessed 9 December 2017
- Creating Regenerative Cities (Routledge) Accessed 9 December 2017