Global Climate Change Prevention Act of 2002 Law and Legal Definition

The Global Climate Change Prevention Act of 2002 is a U.S. federal law that aims to initiate studies and conduct programs for research on climate change. The Act directs the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to establish a Global Climate Change Program in order to co-ordinate all issues relating to climate change. The provisions of the Act are found under 7 USCS §§ 6701 through 6710.

Pursuant to the Act, the Secretary is directed to:

1. Initiate steps for researching climate change.

2. Establish an Office of International Forestry.

3. Establish urban forestry demonstration projects.

4. Establish biomass energy demonstration projects.

5. Conduct studies on the effects of global climate change on agriculture and forestry.

6. Conduct studies on the interaction between forest greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.