Finally, the results of the analysis are compiled in the Climate SWOT. Current impacts comprise the strengths (positive impacts) and weaknesses (negative impacts) of the SWOT, while the future impacts are presented as opportunities (positive impacts) and threats (negative impacts). If future impacts have been examined in several time slots (e.g. 2020-30 and 2030-50), these are all included in opportunities and threats and the time horizon of each impact is given in its description. The life cycle stages are given at the top of the Climate SWOT. Climate impacts in the SWOT are marked with similar color legends indicating the life cycle in question. Significance of the impacts (1-3) is also included in the legend (either as a number or a symbol). Alternatively, life cycle stages can be marked with a symbol representative of the stage in question (such as a truck for transportation or a waste bin for waste management and recycling), in which case significance of the impacts can be marked with the number of these symbols (one to three symbols before the description of each impact).

An example of a Climate SWOT is given in Figure 1. In this example, the product has some major climate related strengths and opportunities in raw materials production and transportation. In recycling and waste management, significant strengths can also be detected. However, there are some minor weaknesses related to recycling and waste management, too. Some significant threats can be noticed with raw material production.

Figure 1. An example of a Climate SWOT (click to enlarge) 

The template for compiling the Climate SWOT can be downloaded from the Related files on the right. The Examples box offers several examples of the SWOT-analysis (in English) from the business sector which were done by the students of Jyväskylä University during the BalticClimate project.

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