Antoinette Taus Named UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

Antoinette Taus. Photo: UN Environment
Antoinette Taus. Photo: UN Environment

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has designated Antoinette Taus as a National Goodwill Ambassador for the Philippines. The designation was made at a ceremony on Thursday (September 26) marking World Environment and Health Day in Manila.

Antoinette is an award-winning actor, singer, host, and environmental advocate. Long a fixture in the entertainment industry in the Philippines, Antoinette has spent much of her life in the media spotlight.

At 11, she already was a regular presence on stage and screen and has since starred in blockbuster films and top rated television shows, including one of the country’s longest running soap operas, Anna Karenina. Today, she works with international media networks such as National Geographic and CNN on projects centered around humanitarian and environmental issues.

Combining her renown with her longstanding dedication to the planet, Antoinette founded CORA in 2016, a non-profit organization (NGO) to help foster action for sustainable development through volunteerism. Antoinette is also the CEO and founder of The Sustainable Planet, a social enterprise centered on improving the lives of indigenous peoples and those living in poverty in the Philippines.

“When we protect the planet, we are protecting the people that we love. Each action as an individual has the power to create amazing change, but just imagine what we can achieve if we take action together,” said Taus. “The key to solving our most urgent global issues is already in every single one of us. But we need to act now, as one people, for our one planet.”

As Goodwill Ambassador, Antoinette will continue to work closely with the youth, local communities, and media partners to raise awareness on environmental issues and mobilize Filipinos to take climate action for people and the planet.

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