Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 320

320         Arctic Yearbook 2014 for local action and leadership, by network building, and by increasing communication among local groups and between locals and policy makers in order to build trust between various actors. Furthermore, institutions can arrange interactions that function as locations where socio-natural capital can be built among individuals and groups. However, people decide how they interact and how open they are in the given interaction processes. Thus, individuals can significantly hamper or contribute to the building processes of socio-natural capital. As such, institutions, individuals and social groups have a key role in building socio-natural capital. Socio-natural capital is thus often borne in interactions between various people, groups and institutions, but as a result it can be integrated into the values, practices and motivations of various actors, becoming then a property of the given social system enhancing, for example, sustainable land use in the north. When socio-natural capital enhancing sustainable land use is better understood, sustainable land use can be better promoted. Thus, further research is needed especially on the factors that contribute to understanding properties of institutions and people that enhance sustainable social-ecological interactions. There is a growing body of literature, which aims to better comprehend linkages between institutions and sustainable use and governance of SES (Young et al. 2008; Folke et al. 2007). This article highlights that this SES focused literature could also take account the idea of socio-natural capital to better understand power relations in the form of institutional inclusion and exclusion, perceptions of sustainable use of natural capital, trade-offs between various stakeholders, environmental justice, and two-way relationships including trust or lack of it. When the features of socio-natural capital and their dynamics are better understood, it is possible to design policies, governance instruments, interaction