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Section: General News - The future growth of Asia-Pacific's developing countries lies in their ability to curb dependence on external energy sources, the Bangkok Post reports.
The Asia-Pacific region could be in for a rough ride if energy prices continue to surge due to the impact of climate change, according to research by the Asian Development Bank.
"The dependence of the region as a whole for its energy needs is something that is worrying because if energy prices rise it would [create an] impact in a big way," said Leena Srivastava, the executive director for The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India.
Speaking in Bangkok to launch the study she undertook for the ADB, Ms Srivastava said that the region's dependence on other regions for energy and on fossil fuel could be the biggest hindrance to …