The eyes of the world will be on Glasgow in the weeks ahead as global leaders descend on the Scottish city for the COP26 climate conference.

But what this event means for shipping may depend on what happens in the days that follow, in closed-door sessions to the south in London, where a key committee of the International Maritime Organization will meet to discuss the next steps in shipping's decarbonisation.

In many ways, the build-up to COP26 has already shaped the tone of that IMO discussion, even before the Glasgow summit begins on 31 October.