After deliberations over shipping’s decarbonisation shifted from the COP27 climate conference in Egypt to Brussels, where European Union officials agreed to put a price on the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions for the first time, the next stop is the International Maritime Organization in London.

But will the IMO follow the EU’s lead in taxing carbon to push shipping more rapidly toward decarbonisation?

Shipping stakeholders will be listening for hints to the answer to that question as the United Nations body’s Marine Environment Protection Committee meets next week, as well as a working group meeting already taking place ahead of the main event.