Non-Resident Fellow James Brown appeared on Sky News Australia's Afternoon Agenda, where he weighed in on a speech by Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the USSC's sister centre, the Perth USAsia Centre, ahead of the G7 summit in the United Kingdom.

Mr Brown said the Prime Minister "was at pains to point out the line he's walking between wanting to make commitments to climate change issues, but needing to be conscious of the difficult politics of that in Australia".

Speaking to Sky News host Kieran Gilbert, Mr Brown said Morrison has "got to make some movement" on the issue of climate change ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow later this year.