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Sweden's largest island, Gotland, is also home to the country's main cement producer which has greatly contributed to its building sector. 

Since the Industrial Revolution, Gotland’s rich natural resources have enabled limestone mining that has supported the economic prosperity of the region. Limestone is mostly used in the cement industry and today the island’s mines supply 75% of Sweden's cement usage. 

Gotland's cement production is responsible for about 3% of all of Sweden’s carbon footprint. Ceased production would result in negative consequences for infrastructural projects, the building sector, and the region's economy and employment. 

Gotland's cement industry can transition towards less polluting processes, with fuel substitution, new cement grades and different materials in production, which is a process supported by the Just Transition Fund.

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