Urgent negotiations to upgrade the International Maritime Organization's decarbonisation goals will begin next week with major governments backing zero emissions by 2050.

Following the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, the IMO is facing pressure to raise its decarbonisation targets to align the industry more closely with the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The IMO's current target is to halve shipping emissions in by 2050, compared with 2008, but that will come under review in 2023.