Spotlight by Fady Jameel

In this thought leader series, 'Spotlight', Fady Jameel, Deputy President and Vice Chairman, Abdul Latif Jameel, takes an in-depth look at some of the world's most pressing issues.

In these articles Fady considers the challenges we face and examines the policies, technologies, approaches being utilized.  He'll also talk to the people involved in formulating the solutions and making a difference -  both from within Abdul Latif Jameel, Community Jameel and from industry, science and academia. 


February 29, 2024 | Dubai, UAE

10 mins

Hydrogen hype: Hero technology, or all hot air?

Heroic savior or overhyped distraction?  Hydrogen energy’s legacy is still in the making.

Opinions about hydrogen seem to change like the weather.  One moment, it is derided as a contributor to increased carbon emissions – albeit due to the still largely fossil-fuel-based production processes it depends on.  But the next, it is lauded as a vital catalyst in the net zero journey, helping to decarbonize many of the industries upon which we depend daily.

March 5, 2024 | Dubai, UAE

10 mins

Decarbonizing chemicals: Our elementary duty

Chemicals permeate every facet of our lives; from the clothes we wear and the foods we eat to the fuels we use to warm our homes and power our industries.  In the modern world, chemicals are as fundamental to our existence as air and water.