Our world today faces a set of fundamental challenges. Poverty, climate change, unsustainable resource use and ecosystem degradation pose serious threats to human wellbeing and our environment. They also slow the pace of development. In a world where 800 million people live in poverty and 1.1 billion have no access to electricity, how can we bring about development and growth in an environmentally sustainable way? CPI will be one of the speakers at the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress, where answers to this question will be formed.