National Costume for Miss Universe Great Britain 2019 Emma Jenkins.
The UK has made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new government plan to tackle climate change.
Former Prime Minister Theresa May said there was a “moral duty to leave this world in a better condition than what we inherited”.
Britain is the first major nation to propose this target – and it has been widely praised by green groups.
Miss Universe Great Britain’s national costume is a visual representation of this commitment.
While the costume represents the UK, the message is relevant the world over.
Features include a cracked landscape shown in the bodice; a melting iceberg shown on the skirt and the icon Big Ben clock of London submerged in water, symbolising how time is ticking on this issue.
Design by Aviad Arik Herman
Design assistant: Sarit Herman