Rubber, toiletries/paper, lumber, food, oil/hair and beauty products (wood pulp), fertilizer are all tree commodities. However, there are problems around using these commodities including over consumption, desertification/loss of transpiration OR flooding, biodiversity loss and reduced ecosystem resiliency, soil erosion, proliferation of disease-carrying insects and exacerbation of poverty. 1. Collaborative Design Structure: Stakeholders (remember to include them all) (Koschmann)
· Stakeholders are those who can affect or are affected by an issue.
Examples of stakeholders include consumers, corporations, or any person
relevant to the issue.
2. Collaborate Design Process:
Connecting Stakeholders in a Way That Builds Trust and Respect (Koschmann)
· It's all about paying attention to creating patterns of
interaction and whether or not the ways people interact in ways that create a
favorable environment for collaboration. It requires a sufficient understanding
in coordinated action. When conflicts are articulated and diversion interests
are surfaced, we are more likely to develop alternate perspectives that creates
a trajectory of progress that encompasses different ideas.
3.. Communication: Collectively Producing a Definition of the Problem (Koschmann)
· Create a constitutive view of communication that focuses on production. When we communicate, we must understand that we are constituting our social reality and producing ideas, meanings, and interpretations that shape how we live and work together (called social construction). We have to be more willing to attribute meaning based on circumstances and contextual factors than what we think are people's fixed personality traits.
4. Communication: Setting Explicit
· Focus on what we need to accomplish and produce through our communication
and not just what we need to express.
5. Considering Possible Solutions and
Their Impacts (direct, indirect, institutional - UNEP in C&D 258-272).
• direct - human health
and livelihood (air, food, water, shelter)
• indirect - adopting coping strategies. adjusting - migration and
converting natural resources into capital
• institutional - vacuum for corruption to build, incentives for
politicians to consider their own interests, changes dispute resolution,
property rights get confused